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“If a family member has died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning, you may have a wrongful death claim against the landlord

“If you have been sickened by carbon monoxide, call us. You may have a claim for damages against your landlord…”

These are just two of hundreds of ads that law firms are running this winter in response to the growing number of injuries and deaths from carbon monoxide poisoning.

It’s a chilly winter across the country, and that means furnaces are cranking. And a few are leaking. A woman in Minnesota just became the latest casualty of carbon monoxide poisoning.

A number of states now require carbon monoxide detectors. Even if they don’t, crafty lawyers will argue that you still had a duty to protect your tenants from this threat.

Inspect appliances, chimneys, and vents.

Make certain garages aren’t leaking exhaust.

Check and replace batteries in carbon monoxide detectors.

Don’t become a statistic for a personal injury lawyer.

For more, see Renter Deaths Prompt New Rules for Carbon Monoxide Detectors.

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