A suffocation accident occurs when you are unable to breathe, leading to serious, often fatal injuries. Children in particular are at the highest risk of suffocation, which is often caused by the abusive or negligent acts of other people. If you or a loved one has experienced a suffocation accident, the lawyers at Freedman Law can help. Our Fresno suffocation accident attorneys can help you hold the at-fault party accountable and secure the compensation that you need to recover.
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Causes of Suffocation Accidents
We need a consistent supply of oxygen to survive and function. If we are deprived of air, even for a few minutes, organs begin to shut down and irreparable damage can occur to our body. As a result, many suffocation cases sadly result in death. If the victim survives the suffocation accident, he or she is likely to develop permanent impairments due to brain damage.
Suffocation can occur for several reasons. A construction worker may become buried in an improperly constructed trench, leading to oxygen loss. An employee on a farm can enter a silo and become trapped in its contents. A faulty carbon monoxide detector could fail to warn office workers of a leak, leading to suffocation.
Children and infants are particularly susceptible to suffocation and sadly, many die from their injuries. Dangerous products are a leading contributor to child suffocation cases. According to a study of 1,800 infant deaths, researchers discovered that soft bedding, such as pillows, blankets, and couch cushions, contributed to 69 percent of suffocation cases. Children may also swallow toys with small parts, leading to choking and suffocation.
Who Is Liable for a Suffocation Accident?
Suffocation accidents can result in serious physical, psychological, and financial hardships. If you lost a loved one due to preventable suffocation, the grief and loss of support can be unbearable. In these situations, however, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against the person or entity responsible for the accident.
Multiple parties may be liable for a suffocation injury, including the following.
The manufacturer of a product that causes a suffocation injury, such as a toy with small parts or a faulty carbon monoxide detector
Nursing homes and daycare facilities that fail to provide adequate supervision and care for the children and elderly people under their care
People who intentionally inflict a suffocation injury, such as caregivers, babysitters, coworkers, and other individuals
If you sustained a suffocation injury at work, you may also be eligible for a California worker’s compensation claim. By filing a claim, you can recover benefits for wage replacement, medical care, and disability, regardless of liability. Your attorney from Freedman Law can evaluate your case and help you identify your optimal path to recovery.
Speak to a Fresno Suffocation Accident Attorney Today
If you or a loved one sustained a suffocation injury, the attorneys at Freedman Law can help you secure the settlement that you deserve. We can be reach online or over the phone at 559-447-9000 to discuss your legal options with a Fresno suffocation accident lawyer.