Personal Injury Lawyers For Fireworks Injuries
Firework displays elicit awe and excitement in onlookers and signify a time for celebration. However, in 2018, the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) reported that fireworks caused almost 20,000 fires and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported that there were over 9,000 firework-related injuries treated in emergency departments.
While all fireworks are illegal in Florida, except those classified as “sparklers,” there are loopholes that make it legal to purchase fireworks. Because fireworks rely on explosive and flammable materials to work, they can become dangerous when produced with defects, mishandled by users, or homemade. This can result in serious injuries that can have grievous impacts on the lives of victims and their families.
If you or a loved one has been injured by fireworks, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the Law Offices of Michael B. Brehne, P.A., to schedule a case consultation.
While most people may think of burns when they think of firework injuries, there are actually several different ways that fireworks can cause injuries. What’s worse, fireworks can result in multiple injuries or even death. Possible injuries include:
- Hearing Loss
- Eye Injuries
- Scarring / Disfigurement
- Loss Of Limbs / Fingers
- Broken Bones
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Emotional Trauma / PTSD
In addition to personal injury, fireworks can cause property damages. This can include damage to:
- Forest Fires
- Property Fires
If you’ve experienced any kind of injury or damage as a result of fireworks, you may be able to receive compensation to help offset the cost of medical treatments, prescriptions, therapy, wage loss, repairs, and more.
Who Is Responsible?
Before proceeding with a case, liability needs to be established. For example, if the firework had a wick that was too short and didn’t give enough time to get away from the firework after lighting it, the manufacturer could be at fault. Or, if you were at a BBQ and an amateur firework maker used too much explosive material, they could be held liable for your injuries.
There’s also the possibility that fireworks were misused, such as pointing them at people or not requiring ample clearance before detonation. If you were in attendance at a public event where fireworks were used, the hosting company or local government could be held responsible. A separate set of legal rules would need to be used in pursuing a case against a governmental entity. An experienced legal team would have all of the knowledge required in any case.
How A Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help
A fireworks accident can leave you reeling. Medical bills can quickly pile up, and you may have to take a leave of absence at work to recover, resulting in less income. Now, you’re not only dealing with the stress of your injuries but monetary stress as well.
At Law Offices of Michael B. Brehne, P.A., we sympathize with your position. We can help victims of firework accidents to determine liability and pursue a case against the responsible party for fair compensation for losses and damages. Don’t wait until it’s too late — call us today!