Can you believe summertime and barbeque season is finally here? In Florida, where it can feel like summer all year round, backyard barbeques are commonplace. Although most of the time these barbeques and outdoor parties go off without a hitch, serious injuries can occur and it can be important to understand how to protect yourself in those unfortunate situations.

First, try to be aware of your surroundings at all times and take proper precautions to prevent injuries. If you are hosting the barbeque, make efforts to ensure your property is safe and any dangerous conditions, such as a pool or a grill, are properly managed. If you are attending the barbeque, consider surveying the property upon arrival so that you are aware of any potentially unsafe conditions or hazards and can be mindful of them during the party.

Second, if you do suffer a serious injury at the barbeque, seek medical attention right away.  Promptly addressing the injury can not only prevent further injury, but can also allow you to understand the extent of your injuries and any long-term treatment and consequences.

Third, contact one of our personal injury attorneys to understand your options. When a fun summertime activity, like a backyard barbeque, turns into a disaster resulting in a serious injury, you should not have to suffer the consequences on your own. You may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries if your injuries are a result of someone else’s intentional or negligent conduct. We can help you understand your rights and ensure you obtain the results you deserve.

Our experienced team of local attorneys is here to answer your questions. We know local experience matters! For more information, please reach out to our office. You may call, chat, or contact us at any time. Put our team to work for you!