Three Personal Injuries To Lookout For At A Summer Cookout

June 18, 2021
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If you close your eyes and linger long enough you can almost hear the grills flipping on and the burgers sizzling on the hot grates.  The age old tradition of the summer cookout is BACK this year and we’re excited to visit with friends and family with burgers and dogs on the grill.  It’s been so long since we’ve been able to gather and enjoy each other’s company that we may have forgotten some of the pitfalls of a cookout.

While cookouts are a time for fun and frivolity they can also lead to some New Haven personal injuries that come up unexpectedly.  These injuries can be serious in some instances.  While there are some things you can do to prevent these injuries like drink responsibly and wear appropriate clothing.  Some of the injuries you should be on the lookout for when you’re visiting with friends and family in a backyard this summer include;

  1. Burns.  Whether you’re the grill master or not, a burn is possible.  Don’t get too close to an open flame whether it be in a grill or a fire pit.  Burns can be quite severe and can cause lasting harm.
  2. Dog bites.  Your friends pooch may be friendly with most, but when a large crowd gathers it can cause anxiety in pets that otherwise might not exist.  An anxious dog may be more likely to bite.
  3. Broken bones.  Whether you’re playing touch football, volleyball, or participating in any other physical activity the potential is there to break a bone.

Circumstances vary when you are injured and it may or may not be the fault of the person hosting the party.  If you have been injured you should contact an attorney to review your case to help you determine whether or not you have a New Haven personal injury case.  You may not want to cause any trouble with a friend or family member, but if you are injured through no fault of your own you should be compensated for your injury.

We hope you have a safe and happy summer season.  Drink responsibly and be careful.