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Most people are aware of the dangers of operating a watercraft recklessly, or while intoxicated or distracted by other things. There is another danger of boating, however, that rarely gets the amount of attention it deserves. We at the law offices of Jacksonville personal injury attorney Don Guthrie would like to contribute to public education about carbon monoxide poisoning.

Signs of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide, a byproduct created when gasoline or propane is burned, is a tasteless, odorless, and colorless gas. The symptoms it creates can be similar to intoxication or sea sickness, so many people do not realize they are suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning until the situation becomes severe. The early signs include:

  • Headache
  • Irritated eyes
  • Nausea
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness

Anyone experiencing these symptoms on a boat should move to an area with fresh air and seek medical attention if symptoms continue.

Causes of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide is produced by a boat’s engine and may accumulate in enclosed areas and anywhere near an improperly designed or maintained vent. People may suffer exposure to this poisonous material under many different circumstances, including:

  • Riding on boats with poorly designed or manufactured vents, outlets, or engines
  • Riding on boats whose owners have not properly maintained vents, outlets, or engines
  • Spending time on a dock or in the water near a poorly built or maintained boat

Contact a Jacksonville Boater Negligence Attorney

If you or a loved one has suffered carbon monoxide poisoning due to another party’s negligence, you may be eligible for a personal injury lawsuit. This would allow you to gain compensation for your medical bills, missed work, and suffering.

To learn more about your legal options, contact the offices of Jacksonville carbon monoxide poisoning lawyer Don Guthrie at 904-296-1088.

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