What You Need to Know About Fireworks Safety this 4th of July

During 2019, fireworks were involved with an estimated 10,000 injuries treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments. To ensure you and your loved ones do not become a part of this statistic, it is important to refresh your memory on these fireworks safety tips. Continue reading to discover 17 tips to consider when celebrating this holiday. If you have been injured in a fireworks accident, it is important to retain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney who will walk you through the claims process to recover the compensation you require to heal.

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Fireworks Safety Tips To Consider this Fourth of July

Before the 4th of July celebrations begin, consider these fireworks safety tips to keep you and your loved ones safe this holiday:

  • Douse all fireworks in cool water before throwing them away.
  • Do not light fireworks, or certain types of fireworks, if they are illegal in your area.
  • Always wear protective glasses when setting off fireworks.
  • Never throw or point fireworks at another person.
  • Do not try to relight “dud” fireworks that don’t initially go off. This may lead to burns.
  • Ensure all spectators are a safe distance away.
  • Wear eye protection.
  • Back away quickly after lighting a fuse.
  • Only light one firework at a time.
  • Never light a firework in your hand.
  • Always light fireworks outdoors.
  • Do not consume drugs or alcohol while lighting fireworks.
  • Do not let pets outside. Fireworks can cause them to run away or suffer from severe anxiety.
  • Do not allow children to handle fireworks. Fireworks should only to handled by responsible adults.
  • Never stand over fireworks before setting them off.
  • Do not buy any fireworks that come in brown paper. These are professional-grade fireworks and may result in serious injuries if you are not an expert
  • Ensure you have a fire extinguisher and garden hose on standby in case of a fire.

What should I do if I am injured in a fireworks accident?

You may qualify for compensation in a personal injury claim if your fireworks accident was caused by another property owner’s negligence. To prep for your upcoming case, you should collect as much evidence as possible. Evidence can include photos of the hazards that caused your accident, photos of your injuries, documents from your medical treatment, a police report, and witness statements. Most importantly, you should reach out to our experienced personal injury attorney who will work to satisfy the burden of proof to recover the compensation you deserve. Contact our firm today to discuss our services and learn how we can assist your upcoming case. We are here to help.

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