Summer is upon us, and families across the country are eager to start cooking outdoors. Many summer memories are made grilling burgers, dogs, veggies and roasting s’mores on the grill and fire pit.
But when not properly used or maintained, home grills can lead to serious injuries. According to a National Fire Protection Association report, nearly 9,000 home fires every year involve grills. Unattended grills can cause bodily injury and extensive property damage.
Follow these basic grill safety tips for a safe, enjoyable – and delicious summer.
Gas grills account for four out of five fires, which are mainly caused by broken or leaking hoses. Here are some simple ways to prevent or handle gas leaks:
According to the National Fire Protection Agency, the leading cause of charcoal grill fires is when flammable objects are left too close to the grill ignite. Remember these tips when grilling over charcoal heat:
Finally, whether you use gas or charcoal, it is a good idea to keep a spray bottle full of water nearby to extinguish minor flare-ups, and a fire extinguisher close at hand in case of something more major.
Take extra precautions every time you cook with fire. Grill fire accidents and injuries are largely preventable. If you are injured in a grill fire or any other summer accident due to another’s negligence, the Delaware product liability lawyers at Jacobs & Crumplar, P.A. can help determine if you may be eligible for damages.
The Wilmington product liability lawyers at Jacobs & Crumplar, P.A. advocate for victims injured in preventable accidents. We fight for damages victims need to cover ongoing medical expenses and supplement the income lost when they stopped working. We are conveniently located in Wilmington and Georgetown, Delaware to serve clients throughout Delaware. Contact us online or call us at 302-656-5445 to schedule a free consultation.