Yesterday, we all celebrated the Fourth of July with our friends, family, and loved ones as we presumably partook in the annual tradition of watching fireworks light up the night sky. While fireworks are a beautiful and exciting celebratory tool for our nation’s day of independence, they also pose a certain risk of danger and injury if not handled correctly.
People tend to forget that fireworks, though pleasant to look at, are hazardous explosives. If lit off negligently, people in the immediate vicinity may be hurt—even if they are watching the fireworks in a designated “safe spot.” Some people even take it upon themselves to set off fireworks in their backyard or during a party, which can be an incredibly foolish decision as they are putting everyone around them in an incredibly dangerous position.
The following are possible injuries from mishandled fireworks, including but not limited to:
- Chemical and thermal burns
- Eye injuries
- Hand fractures and lacerations
- Facial injuries
- Loss of limb
- Hearing loss
Contact Our Pasadena Personal Injury Lawyers
If you or a loved one have been injured due to a firework, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, loss of work, and pain and suffering. Whether the injury was caused by a firework set off by an irresponsible homeowner or because the city officials failed to protect people in the crowd of a firework display, our Pasadena personal injury lawyers want to fight for you. At Tedford & Associates, we are a dedicated and experienced legal team with the tenacity and determination to advocate on your behalf. We will help you hold those negligent parties responsible so you can get back on your feet as soon as possible.
To speak to a representative and schedule an initial consultation, don’t hesitate to call us at 626.325.0142.