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Common Fireworks-Related Injuries

For many people, fireworks are a 4th of July tradition. As fun and exciting as fireworks may be, every year many are people are injured by fireworks, often seriously. Fireworks are inherently dangerous, and it is imperative that they are used with caution and with the supervision of a responsible adult. When fireworks cause injury, victims may be able to recover through a personal injury lawsuit. Potential sources of recovery may be the firework manufacturer, the person or party that provided the fireworks, a company responsible for a firework display, or another fireworks enthusiast. Anyone who has been injured by fireworks should contact an experienced Woolsey personal injury attorney as soon as possible. The attorneys of the Law Offices of Shane Smith are committed personal injury advocates who know how to get our clients the maximum possible recovery.

According to an annual report released by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), between June 22 and July 22 of 2012, over 5,000 consumers were treated in emergency departments as a result of fireworks related injuries. Around 1,000 injuries involved bottle rockets and sparklers, which are incorrectly considered “safer” fireworks. Some of the more common injuries that can be caused by fireworks include:

  • Burns
  • Eye Injuries
  • Loss of limbs
  • Injuries to the hands or fingers

 

Fireworks injuries can be caused by many factors, including malfunctioning fireworks or improper use. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be able to recover damages through a personal injury lawsuit.

Contact a Woolsey personal injury attorney for a free consultation

If you or a loved one has been injured by fireworks, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. In order to determine whether you have a claim, you should consult with one of the experienced Woolsey personal injury attorneys of the Law Offices of Shane Smith as soon as possible. After sustaining a firework-related injury, you should be sure to seek immediate medical attention. Our attorneys understand how important it is for injured victims to seek justice. The compensation you receive from a personal injury lawsuit can be the first step in moving on after an injury. To schedule a free consultation with one of our Fayette County Personal Injury attorneys, call us today at (770) 487-8999.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia