The Fourth of July is approaching and fireworks are one element of the holiday. While fireworks can be a fun celebratory aspect of America’s Independence Day, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission warns that during the weeks surrounding July 4th approximately 240 people go to the emergency room daily for firework related injuries.
Most firework injuries occur by sparklers and firecrackers and the age group most affected is 25-44 year old individuals. Sparklers can burn at temperatures up to 2,000 degrees and should not be used by young children unsupervised.
Here are some firework safety tips to help you and your loved ones stay safe this Independence Day holiday:
- Do not re-light fireworks that have no ignited completely
- Do not throw fireworks at other people
- Keep a water hose or bucket of water nearby in case of an accident
- Do not let young children play with fireworks
- Keep a safe distance after lighting the fireworks
- Pour water on used fireworks to prevent fires
If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury due to someone else’s negligence, personal injury attorneys at Burnetti, P.A. may be able to help you obtain compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. For more information, call 1-888-BURNETTI or fill out a free case evaluation at https://www.burnetti.com.