Author: R. Christopher Jones, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney
For many families, Memorial Day kicks off the summer grilling season. While this means good food and great fun for many of us, it can also mean an increased risk of fires. Each year, more grill fires occur during the month of July than any other month. Grilling causes an average of 8,800 home fires each year, and in 2012, grilling injuries were the cause of 16,900 emergency room visits. However, following some easy safety tips and precautions can help avoid home fires and grill injuries.
Most importantly, propane or charcoal grills should only be used outdoors. This may seem obvious, but this means to avoid use in tents…