While landlords in the North and Midwest are winterizing properties and preparing for the cold winter months, those in warmer climates are still in shirt sleeves — and furnaces are sitting dormant.
Los Angeles personal injury lawyer Patrick Bailey says that his office receives dozens of calls about carbon monoxide poisoning each year in the fall and the winter. “Residents of California must be particularly aware of these threats because we sort of take our weather for granted. Wall heaters, furnaces, heating ducts, chimneys and all of the piping involved with heating apartments and other buildings may get neglected in Los Angeles. But the threat is real even though we may turn our heaters on later in the fall compared to other regions,” Bailey says.
Over the last several years, Bailey says his law firm has represented several clients who have suffered carbon monoxide injuries in Southern California. “Our firm focuses on these cases because they are extremely complex cases to litigate and maintaining the most up-to-date information on CO poisoning is crucial to success. Over the years, we have become extremely knowledgeable about this area of personal injury that often results in permanent brain damage from unsafe wall heaters and other appliances.” Read More – AmericanApartmentOwnersAssociation.com>