Memorial Day is one of the best occasions to have a fun barbeque with your family and friends. With the weather finally getting warm and a long weekend ahead, the holiday certainly calls for hot dogs and burgers. However, before you fire up the grill, it is important to refresh your memory on some important barbecue safety tips. As many of us pull off the grill cover for the season, it is important to consider the reality of the risks that come with cooking with fire and high heat. To keep you and your loved ones safe, consider the following barbeque safety tips this Memorial Day.
Barbecue Safety Tips to Consider
Consider the following safety tips when firing up the grill this summer:
- If you are operating a new grill, be sure to read the owner’s manual before your first use. This is important to ensure it has been properly assembled and any safety information has been considered.
- Keep up with cleaning the grill on a regular basis to avoid grease and fat from building up on the grates which could cause flare-ups.
- Avoid putting too much food on the grill at a time to avoid flare-ups from excess fatty meats dripping on the flames.
- Keep the grill away from the house at a safe distance. This should be a minimum of 10 feet.
- Never use the grill in a garage or enclosed space like a porch.
- Keep a spray bottle near the grill in case of flare-ups.
- Keep a fire extinguisher handy when grilling.
- Be sure to turn the gas on with the lid closed.
- Keep children away from the grill.
- Do not leave the grill unattended.
- Check hoses for gas leaks.
Am I eligible for compensation following a barbecue accident?
Accidents can occur involving a barbecue or grill that can lead to serious injury. If you were injured in a barbecue accident it is important to retain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney. A knowledgeable attorney will be able to fight for the compensation you deserve for your damages.
In order to achieve this compensation, your attorney will collect evidence to prove negligence in a premises liability claim. This evidence must prove that the accident was a direct result of the barbecue owner’s failure to ensure the lawful standard of care and safety. This will be backed by photos of the hazards that caused your accident, witnesses to the incident, and medical documentation of any injures. Contact our experienced Washington D.C. personal injury lawyer today so we can walk you through this process. You do not need to go through this alone.
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The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.