One Person Died And Several Others Were Injured In Bakersfield Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Accident
BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA (April 15, 2019) – One man has tragically died and several others were injured following a carbon monoxide poisoning accident at a Southern California Home.
Firefighters were initially dispatched to the home after reports of a fire. Once they arrived they did not come across a fire. But they did find several people who were exhibiting symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning.
An unidentified man has tragically died from his injuries. Seven other people had to be hospitalized.
Liability In Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Accidents
According to Medline Plus, “Carbon monoxide (CO) is a gas that has no odor or color. But it is very dangerous. It can cause sudden illness and death. CO is found in combustion fumes, such as those made by cars and trucks, lanterns, stoves, gas ranges and heating systems. CO from these fumes can build up in places that don’t have a good flow of fresh air. You can be poisoned by breathing them in.” There are a number of symptoms commonly associated with CO2 poisoning. These may include:
- Chest pain
Victims of CO2 poisoning should seek immediate medical help. It’s important to make sure that your home has a functioning CO2 detector. There are numerous causes of CO2 accidents including faulty water heaters and malfunctioning appliances. Accidents are far more likely in the winter months as home owners use alternative heaters. Victims of a carbon monoxide poisoning accidents may have legal recourse through a personal injury claim. A wrongful death attorney can examine the specific facts of your case and let you know what your options are.
Investigating A Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Accident
If you or someone that you love has been injured in a carbon monoxide poisoning accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you have. We are committed to getting justice for our clients and working to make our communities safer. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.