The attorneys at the Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe, P.C. represent people that have suffered from the serious side effects of carbon monoxide poisoning caused by a negligent individual or entity.
Negligent parties most often include:
- building owners,
- maintenance workers,
- and product manufacturers.
Negligence is often due to:
- faulty equipment/appliances
- improper repair of equipment/appliances
- improper use or handling of equipment/appliances
- lack of or improper venting
- failure to comply with carbon monoxide detector regulation
How much is my case worth?
Depending on the circumstances surrounding the poisoning, you may be entitled to the following damages:
- Medical Bills: Whether you need an ambulance ride to the hospital, an emergency life-saving procedure, or years of physical therapy, medical bills can add up quickly. Carbon monoxide poisoning victims should not have to pay for these expenses if someone else’s negligence caused them harm. A lawyer can help seek compensation for those bills, as well as any future medical expenses associated with the injury.
- Lost Wages: If you’re hospitalized after carbon monoxide poisoning, there’s a good chance you’ll miss work while you recuperate. That lost income shouldn’t be written off – we can help you seek compensation for the paychecks you missed out on.
- Future Loss of Earnings: Severe injuries can put people out of work for months or permanently, so the loss of future earnings can be included in your settlement.
- Pain and Suffering: Long after the physical wounds heal, the emotional pain of an accident can linger. This pain and suffering may be included in your settlement.
- Wrongful Death: If your loved one was killed, you’re probably grief-stricken and wondering how you’ll shoulder medical bills, funeral costs – not to mention the loss of future income for your family. The emotional loss cannot be understated, either. The loss of companionship and affection is irreplaceable. The Virginia wrongful death statute allows certain family members to bring a claim for the losses they have suffered from the death of a loved one.
Important Time Deadlines
In Virginia, there are strict deadlines for filing a lawsuit. In many cases, Virginia provides a two-year deadline also known as a Statute of Limitations. However, sometimes special circumstances apply and can alter that deadline. It is important to contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible after the accident to protect your rights. Once you have missed this deadline, you will no longer be able to file a claim.
Symptoms of Poisoning
Carbon monoxide (CO) is frequently referred to as “the Silent Killer” because it is a colorless, odorless, and poisonous gas. Carbon monoxide reduces the amount of oxygen delivered to the body’s vital organs such as the heart or the brain. When exposed to large enough amounts of CO it can cause you to suffocate or lose consciousness within minutes.
Symptoms may include dull headaches, weakness, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath, confusion, blurred vision, loss of consciousness, and death. If you suspect that you are suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning you should leave the area immediately (get outside to fresh air) and call 911.
Virginia Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Lawyer
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe, PC have helped victims who have suffered from the serious side effects of carbon monoxide poisoning caused by a negligent individual or entity. If you have been poisoned and would like to speak with Virginia carbon monoxide poisoning lawyers, contact us to set up a free case evaluation.
Serpe Firm Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Settlements
- $1,000,000.00 carbon monoxide case involving faulty building repairs leaving a young Virginia family severely poisoned.
- $2.5 million carbon monoxide case in Portsmouth, Virginia caused by faulty repair work which led to the untimely and tragic death of a couple.
- Please understand that all cases are different and the results of one case cannot be used as an indication of what our firm may obtain for a similar case.