Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Lawyers in Salt Lake City
Learn If You May Be Eligible for Compensation with a Free Consultation
Exposure to carbon monoxide can result in serious, sometimes life-threatening, side effects. Victims may suffer carbon monoxide poisoning due to someone else’s negligence, in which case they deserve financial support from the at-fault party. At Cutt, Kendell & Olson, we are here to help you find justice if you were injured through no fault of your own.
Please contact us to discuss your legal options if you’re in this situation. Our personal injury lawyers have obtained large verdicts and settlements across a broad spectrum of injury and wrongful death claims, and we are here to help people throughout Utah learn the truth and recover damages for physical and emotional pain caused by others’ mistakes or wrongful actions.
Start your claim today by calling (801) 901-3470 for a free consultation. Our experienced Salt Lake City trial attorneys want to help you find justice.
How Does Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Happen?
You can’t smell, taste, or see carbon monoxide, which makes it one of the most silent and deadly killers. Also, the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning, such as headaches, dizziness, chest pain, nausea, and confusion, mimic less serious conditions like the flu, so many people fall into the trap of believing they should just wait it out. Unfortunately, lengthening exposure to carbon monoxide can worsen the poisoning.
It doesn’t always take much time for carbon monoxide to lead to death. If the levels are high enough, 1,600 parts per million (ppm), death can occur fairly quickly.
When carbon monoxide enters the blood it combines with hemoglobin, creating the chemical carboxyhemoglobin. This chemical prevents the blood from carrying oxygen, meaning your organs and tissues stop receiving oxygen. Then, it’s only a matter of time before death becomes eminent.
When to File a Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Claim
Not every case of carbon monoxide poisoning calls for legal action. However, if we can prove third-party negligence contributed to the exposure and subsequent damages, we can take legal action to recover restitution for you.
Not sure if you have a claim? Legal action is appropriate if your injuries were caused by:
- A landlord’s failure to appropriately place and maintain fire, smoke, and carbon monoxide detectors.
- Defective heating systems, space heaters, water heaters, boat engines, generators, or other consumer and industrial products that can cause fires or lead to carbon monoxide or other forms of gas poisoning.
- Other instances of improper use of combustion engines.
We are prepared to launch a full investigation into the source of your symptoms, whether they originated from a negligent property owner, employer, maintenance company, or product manufacturer. If, for any reason, we are unable to successfully secure a satisfactory settlement agreement with the party we find liable, we will not hesitate to take your case to trial. Our ultimate goal is to secure maximum compensation on your behalf, and we will not rest until we’ve explored every avenue for assistance.
When is It a Wrongful Death?
Most cars, systems, and equipment nowadays are built so that dependence on coal is mitigated, meaning you and your loved ones are at less of a risk. However, poorly maintained heating and cooling systems and badly designed appliances can also cause carbon monoxide poisoning. If the poisoning occurs because of neglect, defective design, lack of maintenance, or some other similar cause, the blood relatives of the deceased may be entitled to a wrongful death award.
A Premiere Utah Law Firm
Cutt, Kendell & Olson has been recognized as one of the most resourceful and well-financed law firms in Utah. Along with a robust win record in court, we often work with clients referred to us by judges or other lawyers. Legal professionals know our team can be trusted to handle even the most complex cases.
Backed by years of experience, we have time-tested strategies that have helped us maximize compensation for our clients, whether they are filing a claim against a large manufacturer, industrial company, property management company, or any other powerful entity. If you are not sure where to start your claim, or are questioning whether you may be eligible for compensation, we invite you to reach out to us. Our attorneys are here to help you understand your rights and craft a strategy for pursuing fair compensation.
Reach out to us at (801) 901-3470 if you think you may have a carbon monoxide poisoning claim. Our attorneys will provide you with fair and honest counsel in your free consultation.