St. Louis Carbon Monoxide Claims Attorney
Carbon Monoxide Accident Claims in Missouri
Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that accidentally kills about 430 people each year in the United States. This is a risk that everyone should take seriously. Many people simply make terrible mistakes with carbon monoxide that can cost them their own lives, but people that recklessly put others at risk should be held liable for carbon monoxide claims.
At The Dixon Injury Firm, our St. Louis carbon monoxide claims lawyers bring grade-A legal counsel to clients and their families. Please contact us for more info and a free consultation.
What is Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?
Carbon monoxide is a byproduct that is produced by burning fuel. That means it is present in a vehicle’s exhaust and is also released by a gas-fired stove, grill, or heater. As explained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), carbon monoxide poisoning can cause “flu-like symptoms” like a headache, dizziness, weakness, upset stomach, vomiting, chest pain, and confusion. Breathing in too much carbon monoxide can be fatal.
Everyone should take some basic precautions to protect their homes, and commercial establishments that fail to take these precautions could be held liable for any harm they cause. Safety tips include:
- Every home should have a carbon monoxide detector with a working battery that is replaced at least every five years.
- Heating and water systems should be serviced by a professional every year.
- Refrigerator problems should be checked immediately.
- Any gas equipment you purchase should be approved by a national testing agency like the Underwriters’ Laboratories.
- Gas appliances and fireplaces need to be vented properly, and fire-based cookers like charcoal grills or gas camp stoves should never be used inside.
- Garages should be well ventilated, and generators should never be used indoors.
Who is Liable for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?
Carbon monoxide claims can be challenging because a device that releases carbon monoxide is not inherently unsafe. A car or a generator is not going to kill you if you use them properly. When somebody dies after making a mistake like leaving their car running in the garage overnight, it is hard to argue that anyone is responsible other than the person who tragically died.
That said, carbon monoxide poisoning is sometimes caused by a defective product. For example, faulty furnaces will sometimes emit toxic fumes and that could be the fault of either the furnace company or the company in charge of maintaining the building where the furnace was installed.
Carbon Monoxide Claims in St. Louis
If you have been injured by carbon monoxide, you may not even know whose fault it was or if you could be compensated in some way. Founding attorney Chris Dixon is happy to speak with you about carbon monoxide claims. He will listen to your situation and provide you with some analysis of whether it makes sense to pursue compensation.
There is never any charge for a consultation with our firm, and it does not create any obligations. If it turns out that you and Mr. Dixon agree to work together, then he will work on a contingency basis which means he only gets paid if you get paid. You will not ever have any out-of-pocket expenses to The Dixon Injury Firm.
Mr. Dixon has spent his entire career helping injured people in the St. Louis area get their lives back to normal. He is strongly tied to this region. He attended Lindbergh High School before attending the University of Missouri law school and then coming back home to begin his career helping injury victims. He has since been named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association and he has recovered over $50 million on behalf of clients. He gives back to the community that has supported him through a group he founded called the St. Louis Suit Project, a nonprofit that works to give underprivileged high school and college students the professional work attire they need for successful careers.
Questions to Ask a Carbon Monoxide Claims Lawyer
When you open a carbon monoxide claim in St. Louis, it is crucial to secure legal counsel with experience. Our personal injury and liability lawyers ensure clients have the resources they need to win a settlement.
Here are a few questions to ask St. Louis carbon monoxide claims attorney:
- How much does legal counsel cost me? This varies on the carbon monoxide claim and other factors. We utilize a contingency plan, which means our services are free unless we win your case. Our legal fees are then based on a percentage of your winnings. Otherwise, you don’t pay a thing.
- How much could I win? This also depends on the facts of your specific case. Our St. Louis carbon monoxide claims attorneys fight to win clients no less than what they are owed in medical expenses, personal hardship, and other damages.
- What do I do now? The next step is to contact a Missouri carbon monoxide lawyer, such as one at The Dixon Injury Firm, for a free consultation.
We are here for you. Contact us now with your questions or to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with Attorney Dixon.