Summer is a time when families and friends to get together and celebrate with picnics and barbecues. This is also the time of year when fireworks are used. Firework safety is an important concern because every year thousands of people are injured due to accidents involving fireworks.

Dangers of Fireworks

First, it is important to check with the laws in your local area to stay up-to-date on the current legislation regarding the use of fireworks.  In any case, all fireworks come with some dangers. They require ignition, which can be dangerous to the person setting off the firework, as well as to others who are nearby. Care must be taken to properly set off fireworks.  Fireworks are unpredictable, and setting them off in the direction of other people could injure them.  Use the fireworks only according to the directions on the package. Never point an explosive towards your own face or towards anyone else. Supervise the use of fireworks by children.  If a firework does not properly function, leave it alone. Do not try to pick it up because it could be hot or it could explode.

Public Firework Displays

Many local towns and cities offer public firework displays in the summer. These displays are typically controlled by professional pyrotechnic companies that follow strict safety procedures

What to Do If You Are Hurt By Fireworks

If you or a family member is seriously injured because of someone’s fireworks there are a few things you should do. First, seek medical attention immediately. The most common types of injury from fireworks are burns. Burns can be very serious and even life-threatening. Other injuries include wounds to the hands, face, legs, and torso.  Once the injuries have been properly address by medical professionals, you may want to consider speaking with an experienced personal injury lawyer regarding your right.  If the injuries were caused by the negligence of another, you may be entitled to compensation.

This blog should be used for informational purposes only. It does not create an attorney-client relationship with any reader and should not be construed as legal advice. If you or someone you know wishes to seek the help of an experienced personal injury attorney regarding Firework Safety, or other personal injury matters, call 480.461.5300. Udall Shumway PLC is located in Mesa, Arizona and is a full service law firm. We assist Individuals, families, businesses, schools and municipalities in Mesa and the Phoenix/East Valley.