The continuation of my 4th July article on safety this upcoming holiday. Should you be the victim of this type of burn injury you should always seek legal counsel to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for your medical bills and damages.
How and Why Do These Injuries Occur?
Availability: In spite of federal regulations and varying state prohibitions, many types of fireworks are still accessible to the public. Distributors often sell fireworks near state borders, where laws prohibiting sales on either side of the border may differ.
Fireworks type: Among the various types of fireworks, some of which are sold legally in some states, bottle rockets can fly into peoples' faces and cause eye injuries; sparklers can ignite clothing (sparklers burn at about 2,000°F); and firecrackers can injure the hands or face if they explode at close range.
Being too close: Injuries may result from being too close to fireworks when they explode; for example, when someone leans over to look more closely at a firework that has been ignited, or when a misguided bottle rocket hits a nearby person.
Lack of physical coordination: Younger children often lack the physical coordination to handle fireworks safely.
Curiosity: Children are often excited and curious around fireworks, which can increase their chances of being injured (for example, when they re-examine a firecracker dud that initially fails to ignite).
Experimentation: Homemade fireworks (for example, ones made of the powder from several firecrackers) can lead to dangerous and unpredictable explosions.
As an Attorney practicing in Fort Lauderdale and its environs of Sunrise, Plantation, Weston, Davie, Cooper City, Miramar, Pembroke Pines and Hollywood, we have received calls from victims of this type of accident burn injury who are unsure as to whether they are able to file claim and against whom.
Should you or a loved one be the victim of this type of injury, seek legal counsel. Contact us online or call at 954 431 8100 or 305 624 9186 to set up a FREE consultation, or you can visit us online.
HAVE A SAFE 4TH JULY