Smart Key Blamed for Man’s Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Death

February 15, 2011 – Queens, NY According to Safety Research, the Smart Key has been blamed for a man’s carbon monoxide poisoning death.  A lawsuit was filed against Toyota in November by a woman in Queens, New York, when her keyless entry system gave her no warning that her vehicle was still running when she got out of it and went inside. She claims that the vehicle’s engine is so quiet, it can’t be heard when it’s running.  The vehicle was left running in her home’s garage, with the tragic result of one man’s death from carbon monoxide poisoning. The woman said she has been left with debilitating injuries.

Another similar incident occurred back in August 2010 when a 29-year-old woman died and her boyfriend was seriously injured as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. Her vehicle was left running in the garage attached to their townhouse.  The Smart Key has also been linked to incidences of the vehicle rolling away, as in one case involving a traffic officer who was run over by his vehicle.  When a design or manufacturing flaw occurs in a product and it results in injuries to consumers, the product may be considered dangerous. As a result, an individual may be eligible to pursue compensation through a dangerous product claim.  Consulting with a New York dangerous product lawyer should be your next step if you have been seriously injured from using a dangerous product. 

Contacting a New York Dangerous Product Lawyer

When you have sustained a serious injury or lost a loved one because of a dangerous product you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages and suffering. Consulting with a New York dangerous product lawyer can help you better understand your rights, determine liability for your injuries and decide if filing a dangerous product claim is right for you.  At Gacovino Lake & Associates we have formed a dedicated network of dangerous product lawyers that serve clients nationwide. Our New York office serves residents of the 5 boroughs with their auto accident, medical malpractice, defective drug, premises liability and Workers’ Compensation claims. For experienced help with your dangerous product claim, contact us today – 1-800-246-4878.

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