Carbon monoxide is well-understood as dangerous, but not everyone is fully aware of how deadly it can be. As an odorless gas, it can be impossible to tell when a leak is occurring. Carbon monoxide detectors are often the only line of defense between people and a deadly type of poisoning, and yet many properties in Texas are not equipped with functioning equipment. Premises liability claims are often the only way to hold negligent property owners responsible.
When a company opens a parking garage to the public, it is generally responsible for maintaining a safe environment for everyone nearby. If hazardous or unsafe conditions lead to an accident, the result could be catastrophic. A woman has recently filed a premises liability lawsuit against a company after a faulty cable barrier reportedly allowed her car to fall seven stories in a Texas parking garage.
Property owners in Texas and elsewhere are responsible for maintaining a safe environment free of hazards to prevent accidents and injuries. When potential risks are made known, those responsible usually choose to address the issue as quickly as possible. However, sometimes these warnings are ignored, and eventually someone might suffer the consequences, which could in turn lead to a premises liability lawsuit.
Slip-and-fall accidents have injured countless individuals in Texas and across the country. There are numerous circumstances that can lead to a similar incident, such as inclement weather or inattention. However, some of these accidents occur on account of unsafe conditions on the property of another party, which has lead to numerous premises liability lawsuits throughout the years.
Living in a house that is susceptible to carbon monoxide poisoning can turn your home into a deathtrap. That's why it's important to take steps to ensure such a tragedy never occurs in your house.
Some houses are at greater risk of carbon mono-oxide poisoning than others. While you can file a claim in court for any damages suffered due to the presence of carbon mono-oxide in your residence, you also need to stay aware of what to do immediately after getting poisoned by the gas. The symptoms of carbon mono-oxide vary depending on the concentration of the gas, from headache, shortness of breath, fatigue, dizziness, feeling sick, mood swings, vision problems, chest pain, irregular heartbeat, nausea to vomiting. If you do not get the symptoms treated, the condition may worsen so you experience unconsciousness, a seizure or enter a coma.