Zukerberg & Halperin File Fire Pit Law Suit
Rockville, Maryland – May 20, 2016. Zukerberg & Halperin, a personal injury law firm with offices in Washington and Richmond, filed a law suit today over a severe backyard fire pit burn injury.
Fire pits – a classy backyard addition – can also become burn injury hazards. Both wood and natural gas versions reach temperatures high enough to create accidental fires, leading to burn injuries and even unintentional explosions. Chemical accelerants only increase the risk of potential injuries.
In the Rockville case, Paul Zukerberg’s client was a 17 year-old who was burned in a fire pit in the back yard of residence in Montgomery County, causing second and third degree burns covering 8% of her total surface skin area.
A Rockville defense firm has been retained by the homeowner’s insurance company, which has filed a general denial of liability. Trial will likely be in the fall of 2016 in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland.
You can keep your family, friends and guests safe from backyard fire pit injuries by:
- Always following manufacturer’s instructions and safety warnings
- Keeping children 8 to 10 feet away from fire pits
- Having adult supervision always
- Never making large fires
- Always use a fire screen
- Never leave a fire pit unattended
- Never use gasoline, starter fluid or chemical accelerants in a back yard fire pit
- Prohibiting toys and play near the fire pit, and
- Keeping a fire extinguisher and plenty of water in easy reach
Fire pits can be great and they sure are popular, but they are also a burn injury danger which every homeowner should recognize and prevent.
If you have been injured due to a defective product, call Zukerberg & Halperin today for the qualified representation you deserve from a team with 50+ years of collective experience.
Call for your free consultation at (202) 232-6400!