Firework safety is a priority on the Fourth of July and any celebration where you plan to use this type of display. The summer months hold some of America’s most festive holidays that celebrate patriotism both past and present. The July 4th weekend has become synonymous with pool parties, cookouts, and fireworks. As much fun as fireworks displays are to watch and design, every year, the number of fireworks-related injuries jumps higher. If you or someone you love is injured by a firework because of the negligence of someone else, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
The reported number of injuries due to fireworks climbed 31 percent from 2012 to 2013. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, most injuries incur via sparklers, a popular type of handheld fireworks for kids. The report states that over 62 percent of injuries are due to burns on various parts of the body. Fireworks-related injuries are not just caused by direct contact with fireworks. An astounding number of people are injured every year by structural, vehicle, and grass/brush fires.
Fireworks accidents are being tracked by hospitals, safety commissions, and agencies such as the National Fire Protection Association. Across the board, it is agreed that the number of severe injuries that are caused by fireworks is on the rise, and precautions should be taken when handling any kind of firework.
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A free injury case evaluation can offer peace of mind for those with severe injuries in Missouri stemming from fireworks accidents. The evaluation will help determine liability for personal injury victims, as well as for victims who may have property damage claims due to fireworks misuse. Don’t let a Fourth of July accident make you another statistic. Peterson & Associates is a household name in representing personal injury victims throughout Kansas City. Call our experienced lawyers today and we can help get you the justice you deserve.