Sources of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide (CO) is generated any time a fossil fuel is burned. While this means that CO is produced from motor vehicles, it also means that this gas can be generated by operating common household appliances and other items.

Knowing the sources of carbon monoxide can be crucial to preventing CO poisoning. It can also be essential to understanding:

  • When negligence may have played a role in exposing people to dangerous levels of CO; and
  • When another party may be liable for compensating the victims of carbon monoxide poisoning.

At the Klibaner Law Firm, our Denver carbon monoxide poisoning attorneys are experienced at identifying the sources of CO poisoning and determining when negligence has been involved. We have the skills necessary to help our clients stand up to the parties who are responsible for injuring them, and our lawyers will also do what is necessary to help our clients succeed in their financial recovery.

Where CO Comes From: Common Items that Generate Carbon Monoxide

An experienced Denver personal injury attorney points out some of the most common sources of CO exposure and who can be liable when these sources lead to CO poisoning.

An experienced Denver personal injury attorney points out some of the most common sources of CO exposure and who can be liable when these sources lead to CO poisoning.

Common sources of carbon monoxide in homes can include (but may not be limited to):

  • Furnaces, fireplaces and chimneys
  • Gas or kerosene space heaters
  • Boilers
  • Gas and wood stoves, as well as camping stoves
  • Charcoal grills
  • Water heaters
  • Dryers (for clothing)
  • Lawnmowers
  • Generators
  • Power tools with internal combustion engines.

Other sources of CO that people can come into contact with in their daily lives can include (but again may not be exclusive to):

  • Motor vehicles
  • Snow blowers, chain saws and pressure washers
  • Boats
  • Tobacco smoke.

Liable Parties: Who Is Responsible for Causing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

When sources of carbon monoxide expose people to dangerous levels of this deadly gas, the parties who are responsible for this exposure can vary, depending on the specific source of the exposure. Specifically, some of the parties who can be liable after someone has been poisoned by CO can include (but are by no means limited to):

  • Building owners, property managers and/or landlords, which can be the case when these parties fail to install CO monitors in units, fail to fix broken equipment that is leaking CO gas, etc.
  • Equipment manufacturers, which may be the case when their faulty or defective equipment leaks CO gas, etc.
  • Equipment technicians, which can occur if these professionals fail to properly install or maintain certain equipment, causing it to leak CO gas.

There may be other parties responsible for causing CO poisoning, so it’s strongly advised that injured people contact an experienced lawyer for a thorough case evaluation.

After Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Contact a Denver Personal Injury Attorney at the Klibaner Law Firm

Have you or a loved one suffered carbon monoxide poisoning? If so, an experienced Denver personal injury attorney at the Klibaner Law Firm is here for you, ready to aggressively advocate your rights and help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

At the Klibaner Law Firm, our lawyers have more than 30 years of experience defending the rights and interests of people who have been injured by others’ carelessness, recklessness and negligence. Let us put our experience, skills and resources to work helping you.

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