Fourth of July is this weekend and for many that means time to get together
with family, BBQ, and use fireworks. In fact, fireworks are a part of
the celebration that most look forward to, however what many people do
not realize is that fireworks can lead to very serious injuries - particularly
injuries to the face, eyes and hands.
Any lack of care in handling fireworks or any defect during the manufacture
or design process could lead to very serious injuries, or in some cases
death. In fact, every year numerous injuries and fatalities are caused
by a fireworks accident.
To ensure the safety of you and your family this weekend, our
Michigan fireworks accident injury lawyers have provided some safety tips for handling fireworks (provided by Mercy
Health Saint Mary's, U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission, Kent
County Health Department). These tips include:
- Never put your head or face over a firework.
- Never try to relight a dud. If a firework does not go off, wait 20 minutes
and then douse it with water.
- Used sparklers should be dropped in a bucket of water - never left on the grass.
- Never hold a firework while lighting it.
- Make sure to light a tubular firework right side up. If it is upside down,
the tube can explode, potentially sending fiberglass all over.
- Keep a bucket of water or garden hose handy in case of fire.
- Never carry fireworks in a pocket.
- Never point or throw fireworks at another person.
- After a firework is done burning, douse it with water.
- Never buy fireworks that are packaged in brown paper, which often is a
sign they are made for professional displays and would pose a danger to
- Always have an adult supervise if older children are using fireworks.
At the law firm of
Goodman Acker, P.C. our Michigan fireworks accident injury attorneys are currently investigating
cases for those victims who have suffered severe injuries, such as burn
injuries as a result of a defective firework or another person's negligence
in handling the explosive. These claims are often very difficult to prove
so it is important that if you or someone you care about suffers a fireworks
injury that they consult with a lawyer that has significant experience
handling burn injury cases.
For more information on how our fireworks accident injury lawyers in Michigan
can help you, call today at
(248) 793-2010. We offer a free, no obligation consultation where we will review your
case and determine whether or not you have a case. We also represent our
clients under a contingency fee basis, which means no legal fees or costs
to you until we win or settle your case. Call now to get started on your case!