Let’s refresh our memories on some of the most important fireworks safety tips to consider this 4th of July so that we can have a fun and most importantly safe holiday celebration this weekend. Continue reading to discover the top fireworks safety tips, plus the steps you should take if you have been involved in a fireworks accident. Reach out to our experienced personal injury attorney if you plan to open a personal injury claim to recover compensation for your injuries.
Fireworks Safety Tips
Go over the following important fireworks safety tips before your 4th of July festivities begin:
- Always wear protective glasses when setting off fireworks.
- Only light one firework at a time.
- 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.
- Do not let pets outside. Fireworks can cause them to run away or suffer from anxiety.
- 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
- Ensure you have a fire extinguisher and garden hose on standby in case of a fire.
- 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.
- Wear eye protection.
- Do not allow children to handle fireworks. Fireworks should only to handled by responsible adults.
What should I do if I am injured in a fireworks accident?
If you have been harmed in a fireworks accident due to another property owner’s negligence, you may be eligible to recover compensation in a premises liability lawsuit. The first step you should take following your accident is to collect as much evidence of the accident. This evidence should include photos, witness statements, and a police report. Collect all medical documentation after you have been treated medically for your injuries. Reach out to our personal injury attorney today to get started with your personal injury claim.
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If you have been injured in an accident due to no fault of your own, you need an attorney who truly cares about your right to heal. Merricks Law Group handles a wide array of injury claims, including injuries sustained in auto accidents, slip and falls, and more. Contact Merricks Law Group today.