Detroit Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Attorneys
Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that is extremely difficult to detect without the proper equipment. It is emitted from engine exhaust as a byproduct of burning gas or oil. Typically, boat exhaust is vented away from the vessel and into the surrounding air, posing little threat to passengers. Under some circumstances, however, carbon monoxide can accumulate onboard and can be fatal to anyone who inhales it.
The Detroit carbon monoxide poisoning attorneys of Ravid & Associates, P.C., understand how dangerous exposure to this toxin can be. If you have lost a loved one to carbon monoxide poisoning, contact us at (866) 644-6587 to learn more about you legal rights and options.
Risks of Exposure
Carbon monoxide can accumulate around a boat in many different ways. Before going out on the water, it is important to have your boat inspected for any malfunctions that may cause the gas to leak and accumulate on board. Some common risks include:
- Build up of exhaust near or under the back deck of the boat
- Inhalation of gas by swimming or standing near exhaust vents
- Defective exhaust vents that cause the gas to accumulate on board
- Inhalation of exhaust from a nearby idling boat
- Slow speeds or back drafting which cause gas to accumulate on board
Any of these circumstances can lead to an accumulation of carbon monoxide on your boat, which can poison anyone on board. If you or someone you love has been exposed to carbon monoxide while on a boat, another party’s negligence may be to blame. The boat’s owner, manufacturer, or mechanic may be liable for not properly addressing the risk of carbon monoxide on board and you may be entitled to compensation for your illness or the loss of a loved one.
To learn more about carbon monoxide exposure risks and what to do if you or someone you know is harmed by gas poisoning from a boat, contact the Detroit carbon monoxide poisoning lawyers of Ravid & Associates, P.C. at (866) 644-6587.