Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and Premises Liability
Carbon monoxide, or CO, is a tasteless and odorless gas that is often called the “silent killer” because it is frequently deadly if inhaled. In fact, CO poisoning is responsible for close to 10,000 injuries and 1,500 deaths every year across the United States. Carbon monoxide poisoning is typically associated with faulty gas appliances or pipes that leak CO into your home. Sometimes, this may be the fault of a careless property owner or manager.
If you or someone you know has suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning and believe it was because of a property owner’s negligent actions, you may be eligible for financial compensation to help you cover the damages. Contact a dedicated Nashville injury attorney of Pohl & Berk, LLP, today at 615-277-2765 and schedule a free consultation.
Responsibilities of a Property Owner
Property owners are responsible for ensuring that tenants and invited guests are safe and not in danger of carbon monoxide poisoning. Responsibilities for property managers such as landlords include the following:
- Monitor carbon monoxide levels in the building
- Maintain gas appliances to prevent leaks
- Hire a qualified professional to repair or replace any appliance or pipe that uses gas and could potentially leak carbon monoxide
- Have records of all inspections and repairs
If your landlord or another such property owner fails to uphold his or her responsibilities, you could take legal action if you or someone you love suffers carbon monoxide poisoning as a result.
At Pohl & Berk, LLP, a Nashville injury attorney can help you fight for financial compensation if you have suffered an injury from carbon monoxide poisoning. For more information about CO poisoning and premises liability law, contact us today at 615-277-2765.