Wisconsin Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Attorney
Carbon monoxide, or CO, is a silent killer—it is colorless, odorless, and can kill you in minutes. Although most people associate carbon monoxide poisoning with enclosed spaces, it can also happen on boats. CO in boat exhaust can quickly cause unconsciousness and death in boat drivers and passengers.
In Wisconsin, only boaters born after 1988 are required to take a boater education course. Thus, many boat drivers are unaware of the dangers of carbon monoxide. Frustratingly, though, even the most cautious boater can be caught unaware if the boat’s design allows it to trap CO, or if there is a CO leak. If you have suffered due to CO exposure on a boat, you should contact a Wisconsin carbon monoxide poisoning lawyer from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, today at 800-242-2874.
Carbon Monoxide Exposure from Boats
Carbon monoxide leaves a boat’s engine through the exhaust. Normally, this toxic exhaust blows away into the atmosphere, but it can get trapped in the boat if there is a leak or it can get filtered into a craft’s air supply. While this can put anyone on board a boat at risk, the greatest dangers come when boats have a sleeping compartment and sleeping individuals breathe in CO without having access to clean, fresh air.
Signs of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
This highly poisonous gas can leave you with symptoms such as:
- Loss of consciousness
Sometimes, exposure to CO can lead to death within minutes.
Boats, their engines, and exhaust systems should all be designed to prevent the entrapment of carbon monoxide gas. Sadly, though, an estimated 500 people lose their lives each year due to carbon monoxide exposure on boats. If you have suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning on a watercraft or lost a loved one due to this hazardous toxin, you should fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact an experienced Wisconsin carbon monoxide poisoning attorney from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 today.