Have You or a Loved One Been Injured By a Faulty Boiler?
A well-functioning boiler can be one of the most important features of a house or apartment building during a long, cold winter. Boilers can be used to heat water, provide central heating for buildings, and other major heating functions. If your landlord fails to keep your boiler running properly, your home may become very cold during the winter. But being cold may be the least of your concerns. If boilers are not properly maintained, they can cause carbon monoxide (CO) emissions.
This deadly gas is responsible for 15,000 ER visits per year and nearly 500 deaths, according to the Center for Disease Control. Carbon monoxide is odorless and colorless, which means that detecting it can be very hard. Often, victims of a CO leak don’t notice it until damage has already been done. Faulty boilers are a major cause of accidental CO exposure.
Exposure to carbon monoxide can be deadly, but even if you seek medical treatment promptly, there are many other health problems that can plague survivors. CO exposure can cause brain damage, cardiovascular problems, fatigue, organ failure — and, of course, death.
If you or a loved one was injured because your landlord failed to address a faulty boiler, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
A financial settlement obviously cannot make up for the pain of experiencing severe injury or the loss of a loved one. But in the case of a negligent landlord, it can be an important step for holding them accountable. It can also help ensure that the problem does not keep happening in the future.
Contact O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble Today
At O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble, we believe that you have the right to be safe in your home. We will help you explore the best possible options for your case, possibly including financial compensation. If you or a loved one have been injured by a faulty boiler, we understand why you are seeking justice — and we can help you achieve it.
Contact the attorneys of O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble today to discuss faulty boiler injuries, carbon monoxide poisoning and potential negotiations. It is important to contact an attorney early to ensure the best possible outcome. Contact us online or call at (908) 928-9200 or 1-800-586-5817.