Irvine Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Attorneys

Our Orange County toxic torts attorneys have decades of experience representing victims who have been injured due to smoke inhalation, carbon monoxide, food poisoning, lead poisoning, etc. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, you should not have to pay for your injuries alone. Our attorneys will be there on your side throughout the entire legal process to make sure that we seek justice in your favor and that you get the compensation you deserve.

Are carbon monoxide detectors required in California?

Irvine Carbon Monoxide Laws

The City of Irvine has enacted a set of strict regulations as of 2016 that requires all residential buildings with a value of $1,000 or more to have smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. If there are any fuel-burning appliances, garages, or fireplaces located within a dwelling, the city of Irvine mandates that there be smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms.

  • There must be a carbon monoxide alarm outside of each bedroom within a home.
  • If there are multiple levels of a dwelling unit, there must be one carbon monoxide alarm on each dwelling level.

Irvine Premises Liability Laws

If you have suffered a carbon monoxide poisoning injury on another’s property, such as a hotel, or restaurants, etc.  you will most likely have to prove a premises liability claim in court. Property owners are required to install carbon monoxide detectors and make sure they are constantly maintained. But if property owners fail to maintain it, then the injured victim has a claim for damages under a premises liability lawsuit.

Premises liability is proven by the plaintiff (also known as the injured victim) by showing:

  • The defendant (landowner) had a duty to the plaintiff
  • The landowner failed to act in a reasonably safe way
  • The landowner’s actions caused injuries to plaintiff
  • The plaintiff now suffers damages

California Carbon Monoxide Laws

Under the California Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and Prevention Act of 2010, California mandated that all buildings have carbon monoxide detectors. This includes dwellings that are occupied. Other than carbon monoxide detectors, fire detectors are also required.  These detectors must always be monitored and maintained to make sure that they are constantly working. California laws allow you to seek compensation from the building owner for negligently maintaining any carbon monoxide detectors or fire detectors.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning In Anaheim Hotels

One of the most common cases of carbon monoxide in the Orange County area are carbon monoxide poisoning in Anaheim hotels. Because Disneyland is located so close to the city of Irvine, thousands of tourists flock to the amusement park every month. Tourists almost always stay in nearby Anaheim hotels. Hotels have a duty to make sure that their carbon monoxide detectors are adequately run. Unfortunately, when hotels are negligent, their inadequately maintained carbon monoxide detectors may cause severe injury.

Common Examples Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning In Irvine Hotels Include:

  • Boat engines
  • Fires
  • Smoke
  • Defective furnace
  • Defective heating unit
  • Defective pool heater
  • Defective water heater
  • Clogged chimneys

Can I sue for carbon monoxide poisoning in Irvine?

If you suffer serious harm from a carbon monoxide poisoning accident caused by another party, you have the right to seek compensation from the at fault party, file a lawsuit against them, and hold them accountable for their negligence.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and Workers Compensation

If you have been a victim of carbon monoxide poisoning at work, your Irvine employer may be liable for your injuries suffered. Carbon monoxide poisoning is especially common in factory and manufacturing industries. As employees are susceptible to harmful fumes in the air, poisoning could cause severe traumatic brain injury. To determine if your employer is liable under a worker’s compensation claim for carbon monoxide poisoning injuries, contact us so we could assist you with your case.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and Wrongful Death

If your loved one has passed away due to carbon monoxide poisoning, contact our wrongful death attorneys today for a free no no-risk consultation. Our Irvine wrongful-death attorneys make sure that the decedent’s family members are legally represented when filing claims on behalf of the deceased. For example, the different types of compensation the deceased family members could recover include lost wages, medical bills, along with any personal damages such as funeral and burial expenses.

Common Causes of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide poisoning could be very fatal. One of the top main causes of carbon monoxide poisoning include:

  • Fireplaces
  • Ovens
  • Cars
  • Water heaters
  • Furnaces
  • Stoves

Carbon monoxide poisoning almost always occurs in someone’s home. Carbon monoxide is considered to be a silent killer, since many do not even know that they have become a victim of carbon monoxide poisoning until it is too late.

Symptoms Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide is very dangerous since it is considered to be a silent killer.  The gas is undetectable by the human eye, yet causes the most severe injuries. Long-term exposure to carbon monoxide poisoning could cause traumatic brain injury. Usually, these symptoms could be very life-threatening, and could result in very permanent injuries that may make it very difficult to return back to normal life. Symptoms of traumatic brain injury caused by carbon monoxide poisoning include:

  • Easily being agitated
  • Mood swings
  • Fatigue
  • Unable to focus
  • Unable to speak
  • Unable to hear
  • Unable to see
  • Unable to remember things clearly

If you have suffered any of these symptoms from a carbon monoxide poisoning accident in Irvine, contact our Irvine attorneys today.

What type of damages could I recover for an Irvine carbon monoxide poisoning lawsuit?

The different types of damages depend on the severity of the injuries. Examples of the different types of compensation you could receive include:

  • Lost wages: this refers to any past lost wages, along with any future lost wages needed to heal from your injuries
  • Medical bills: this refers to the hospitalization, along with the treatments received for the carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Punitive damages: this is only in certain circumstances when the defendant is acting maliciously in causing the carbon monoxide poisoning

How much do our Orange County carbon monoxide poisoning attorneys cost?

Our Orange County experienced personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. Our contingency fee agreement states that you do not owe us a single dollar out of pocket until we win a settlement or judgment in your favor. We take on all the litigation risks associated with your carbon monoxide poisoning claim.

While you focus on healing from your carbon monoxide poisoning injuries, our attorneys will front all the legal costs necessary for your claim. Our Irvine attorneys take a percentage of the settlements or judgments amount we have one in your favor. This percentage is communicated prior to taking you on as a client, and differs depending on the circumstances of your claim.

Contact Our Experienced Irvine Personal Injury Attorneys Today

If you have suffered carbon monoxide poisoning, our attorneys are available 24/7 to make sure you get the justice you deserve. We are available 24/7 via phone and email, and have an Irvine attorney office located near you.

Our carbon monoxide poisoning attorneys are readily available to assist you with your injuries. We offer free no risk consultations where we will review your carbon monoxide poisoning claim, and determine which party could be held liable for your injuries suffered. Contact us at Heidari Law Group for a free case evaluation today.

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