It’s a silent killer, one that you can’t see or smell. Carbon monoxide kills nearly 170 people in the United States each and every year from products that don’t include automobiles. That can include things like furnaces, water heaters, generators, fireplaces, and much more. Just last week right here in Colorado Springs there was a carbon monoxide leak that required an emergency crew response.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission:
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a deadly, colorless, odorless, poisonous gas. It is produced by the incomplete burning of various fuels, including coal, wood, charcoal, oil, kerosene, propane, and natural gas. Products and equipment powered by internal combustion engines such as portable generators, cars, lawn mowers, and power washers also produce CO.
As personal injury lawyers in Colorado Springs, we know that businesses have the responsibility to take care of consumers. So the question becomes: Could Wal-Mart be held responsible for the CO leak? Last weekend the Colorado Springs Fire Department arrived on Razorback Road were a superstore had been evacuated. Several customers had been exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide. The leak originated from the back of the store, but the actual source is still unknown.
Contact Colorado Springs Personal Injury Lawyers When You’ve Been Injured
A business is responsible for the well-being of their customers. When a customer is injured on their property, they could be held financially responsible. The Colorado Springs personal injury attorneys at Heuser & Heuser know these are some of the most difficult cases, though.
We don’t shy away from difficult cases. We take on big corporations. So let us give you a FREE review of your personal injury claim.