New Jersey Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Lawsuits
If you were the victim of poisoning from carbon monoxide and would like to learn about carbon monoxide poisoning lawsuits, and how to proceed with your own, please call Wieand Law Firm, LLC.
Anyone can become a victim of carbon monoxide poisoning. Long term exposure to small amounts or short term exposure to high amounts of the toxic gas can cause permanent injuries or death. A large number of these cases could have been prevented had the right measures been practiced. If it can be proven that negligence was a factor in your CO exposure case, you may be able to file a carbon monoxide poisoning lawsuit.
The CO poisoning lawyers from Wieand Law Firm, LLC aggressively advocate for individuals and families who have been exposed to this deadly gas. For a complimentary consultation to discuss the facts of your case, contact Wieand Law Firm, LLC.
CO Exposure While Working
If you were working on the job and poisoned by carbon monoxide, your case will likely be subject to state workers’ compensation laws. When third party negligence is a factor, New Jersey carbon monoxide poisoning lawsuits may be filed by you and anyone else who was harmed. Our firm can help you to file both types of claims depending on the circumstances. Common workplaces that may be at most risk for CO poisoning injuries include:
- Boiler rooms
- Loading docks
- Petroleum product processing plant
- Pulp and paper production plants
- Blast furnaces
- Coke ovens
- Truck drivers
- Anyone working near combustible engines
- Anyone working in a sealed off area during the winter
- Working in manholes or tunnels
- Vehicle repair shops
- Cable TV workers
- Telecommunication workers
If you or someone you know was harmed by CO while working and would like to find out if there are any options to file claims or carbon monoxide poisoning lawsuits in New Jersey, please seek legal advice from our firm as soon as possible.
Brain Damage From CO Exposure
When a person was exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide, there is a risk of suffering from permanent brain damage. This is partly to do with the lack of oxygen to the brain, and for every minute this happens, cells in the brain can die. Memory loss, confusion, decreased in the ability to process thoughts, inability to multitask, sleep problems, and more are some of the complications.
Hiring a Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Lawyer
CO poisoning lawsuits can be filed at any time following the exposure and injury, but only up until a certain time period which is usually one to two years from the date of the incident.
When you hire a lawyer to represent you, you can feel peace of mind in knowing that help to get any and all medical treatment may be available. Following this, your lawyer may investigate the case to find out what happened and why. Using this information, any potentially liable parties can be identified, such as:
- A property owner
- Maintenance company
What Has Been Recovered in Previous New Jersey Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Lawsuits?
Once fault has been established a lawyer may determine the extent of injuries and any relevant economic and non-economic losses. Although every case is different, many plaintiffs exposed to CO have been able to recover:
- All related medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of income
- Reduction in the quality of life
- Physical impairment
- Physical pain
- Emotional distress
If your loved one died because of CO exposure, a wrongful death lawsuit may be pursuable. Compensation for these cases may include:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Any medical costs incurred prior to the death
- Loss of income
- Loss of future income
- Loss of consortium
To schedule a free case review about New Jersey carbon monoxide poisoning lawsuits, and to find out if you have a valid case, please contact Wieand Law Firm, LLC now.