A carbon monoxide death is often the result of a gas leak, auto exhaust exposure, heating or cooking appliances that have failed, have been improperly maintained or vented, or have been used without correct ventilation to draw away the poisonous gas. In a recent case, a West Virginia hotel had a faulty swimming pool heater that was not vented properly and killed several people.
The initial symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are severe headaches, nausea, followed by unconsciousness and death. If you have lost a family member due to carbon monoxide poisoning, it is imperative that you contact a lawyer from our firm. With over 35 years of combined experience, our compassionate legal team takes action to protect the rights of the family to compensation by filing a wrongful death claim or lawsuit on their behalf.
There could be several liable parties in a wrongful death claim, depending upon what exactly occurred and who failed to take reasonable care for the safety of others. We will carefully analyze the case and determine all liable parties, and take action to pursue justice and compensation for the family that is left behind. These situations are extremely tragic and difficult, but one form of justice available under our legal system is pursuing compensation in civil court. The compensation recovered for the family can allow them to pay for funeral expenses and other costs, as well as the lost earnings of the deceased family member. These economic losses are evaluated based upon the age of the deceased, their profession and whether they were an income source for the family’s support, as well as other factors.
Each of the West Virginia personal injury lawyers at our firm take on these difficult and emotional cases to assist families to get justice and compensation. The issue of the personal losses – pain and suffering for those left behind – will also be part of the claim we file to recover compensation. We take these cases personally, and will fight for justice for you and your family.