Aug 19, 2020
Many people enjoy their recreational vehicles (RV) because it gives them
the option to travel in comfort. However, as great as these vehicles are,
they are not without their flaws. There are many situations in RVs where
those who inside can suffer significant harm.
Of course, there’s a possibility you will be involved in some type
of collision, but there’s another danger of which you may not be
aware: carbon monoxide. This one can lead to fatal damage to anyone who
is exposed for too long.
Carbon monoxide can leak into an RV if there’s a problem such as
a crack in the exhaust pipe or another issue. The dangerous gas can fill
the cabin, and, in most cases, there is a carbon monoxide detector that
will go off and alarm you of the hazard, allowing you to clear the space.
Unfortunately, there are some situations in which these detectors fail
due to malfunction. If this happens, you may not be aware of the leak
and you can suffer prolonged exposure to carbon monoxide. It’s vital
for the manufacturer of the RV to ensure a working carbon monoxide detector
is present. You should also be sure to test them regularly.
Carbon monoxide has been referred to as the silent killer, and rightfully
so. Some of the most severe symptoms that can arise can lead to death.
Even when it doesn’t cause fatal harm, there are other situations
that can cause severe symptoms such as:
When it comes to a malfunctioning carbon monoxide detector, we know the
various parties who may be responsible for you suffering harm. At Fieger Law,
personal injury attorneys are ready to help you hold negligence accountable when you suffer
harm. Trust in our team to be your partners throughout the process.
Call our firm today at (800) 294-6637 for a free case evaluation.