4th of July is a great reason to enjoy fireworks and family fun. However, it is important to understand the safety risks that come with handling your own fireworks. Continue reading to discover the top fireworks safety tips to keep your and your loved ones safe this holiday. If you have been injured in a fireworks accident this 4th of July, reach out to our experienced personal injury attorney who will walk you through the claims process.
Fireworks Safety Tips
Consider the following fireworks safety tips this holiday to have a carefree, safe holiday celebration:
- Do not allow children to handle fireworks. Fireworks should only to handled by responsible adults.
- Never stand over fireworks before setting them off.
- Do not buy any fireworks that come in brown paper. These are professional-grade fireworks and may result in serious injuries if you are not an expert
- Do not let pets outside. Fireworks can cause them to run away or suffer from anxiety.
- Ensure you have a fire extinguisher and garden hose on standby in case of a fire.
- Never light a firework in your hand.
- Always light fireworks outdoors.
- Do not consume drugs or alcohol while lighting fireworks.
- Back away quickly after lighting a fuse.
- Never throw or point fireworks at another person.
- Do not try to relight “dud” fireworks that don’t initially go off. This may lead to burns.
- Ensure all spectators are a safe distance away.
- Douse all fireworks in cool water before throwing them away.
- Do not light fireworks, or certain types of fireworks, if they are illegal in your area.
- Always wear protective glasses when setting off fireworks.
- Only light one firework at a time.
- Wear eye protection.
What should I do if I am injured in a fireworks accident?
You may be eligible to recover compensation in a premises liability lawsuit if you have been harmed in a fireworks accident due to another property owner’s negligence. To prepare for your upcoming claim, you must collect as much evidence as possible. Evidence should include photos of the scene, photos of your injuries, a police report, medical documents relating to the treatment of your injuries, and witness statements. Begin this process today by reaching out to our experienced personal injury attorney who will work to satisfy the burden of proof to recover the compensation you deserve.
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Our firm understands how serious criminal and personal injury cases are. We are prepared to guide you towards a favorable outcome because we believe false accusations or preventable injuries should never cause a person harm. This is why those who require experienced legal counsel in New Jersey should do themselves a favor and contact The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze today for any criminal and personal injury matters.