Autumn Weather Brings Backyard Tailgates And The Possibility Of Severe Burns

September 14, 2021
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Whether you’re a fan of college football or the NFL.  Whether you just love the outdoors this time of year and getting together with friends.  Autumn is a season for backyard get togethers that can last well into the evening.  It’s all good and a lot of fun, but if someone were to get seriously burned it could result in a New Haven personal injury and be cause for some headaches.

We love a backyard cookout just as much as the next person, so we wanted to put together a list of the things you can do to keep yourself safe and avoid severe burns that can happen in the blink of an eye.

  1. Do not operate the grill.  An unfamiliar grill can mean grease burns or worse flare ups into your face and cause serious injury.  This is not something you want to be dealing with and you should decline the request from your hosts to operate the grill.
  2. Stand back from the fire pit area.  If the home you’re visiting has a fire pit you will want to keep your distance.  Not that you can’t socialize with others who are around it, but you should remain a spectator and not a participant.
  3. Make sure that you have the proper protective equipment if you are handling any hot dishes or materials.  Hot plates, instant pots, air fryers, they can all get extremely hot and lead to severe burns.  As long as you have the proper protection you should be fine.
  4. Be aware of your surroundings.  It is more likely that someone will have a hot beverage or meal in the autumn then it is during summer cookouts and therefore it is important for you to avoid bumping into anyone and causing an accidental spill.

Heading over to a friends cookout or backyard tailgate this fall may not seem like a space where you would have to concern yourself with a serious burn, but there are some things you should be careful about.  If you are burned you may seek damages as part of a New Haven personal injury claim.  It may not be a particularly comfortable thing to do to seek damages from a friend, but you should be compensated for the injury and the financial and emotional outlay that may come with it.

Contact our office if you were injured at a backyard party and one of our experienced attorneys will review your case and work with you to make sure your long term interests are met.