The Fourth of July means it’s time for trips to the lake or pool, fireworks displays and backyard barbecues. But, it’s also a time that can easily be marred with dangers. Protect your loved ones with the following tips and reminders for a safe holiday. Here are some facts about fireworks that should not be ignored.
Firework safety – In 2013, there were eight deaths and 11,400 injuries from fireworks in the U.S. Most common injuries were to hands and fingers, but many also injured their faces, heads, ears and eyes. Fireworks can result in severe burns, blindness, scars, and even death. Fireworks often thought to be safe, such as sparklers, can reach temperatures above 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit, and can burn users and bystanders. Children should not handle any fireworks, including sparklers.
Families should attend community fireworks displays run by professionals rather than using fireworks at home. Stay at least 500 feet away from the show. If you do set fireworks off yourself — be sure to have a supply of water close by; always wear eye protection; never attempt to re-light “a dud”; and never throw or point a firework at a person, animal, vehicle or structure.
If you or a loved one are involved in a fireworks injury or accident or any accident that causes serious injuries, you need an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss your case. For more than 20 years, our team at Dixon Law Office has handled hundreds of accident cases, helping victims get the compensation they deserve to cover medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, long-term care and other related expenses. Call now to schedule a meeting with a lawyer to discuss the specific facts of your injury case at toll-free at 888-354-9880 or click here.