July 19, 2017

Fireworks: Beautiful and Dangerous

Categories: Negligence, Personal Injury

Fireworks are fun to watch and exciting to play with. This is especially true on holidays like the 4th of July. Unfortunately, many people get distracted by the spectacular thrill and beauty of a fireworks display and forget about the inherent dangers involved when handling explosive and flammable materials. Every 4th of July, innocent people are injured because of malfunctioning fireworks or because of another person’s careless handling of fireworks. The types of injuries caused by fireworks can include burns, loss of vision, and even death. If you have been injured by fireworks, experienced Florida personal injury lawyers are there to discuss whether and how to make the responsible party pay for your injuries.

If you or someone you know has been injured by fireworks, don’t just assume that there is nothing that you can do about it. There are many reasons why people are injured by fireworks. Common causes of injuries include malfunctioning fireworks and careless or improper handling of fireworks. In the case of malfunctioning fireworks, the manufacturer may be held liable for producing fireworks that are not reasonably safe to use. The unsafe condition may be due to either a manufacturing flaw or a design flaw. Additionally, a fireworks manufacturer may be liable for failing to provide adequate operating instructions or safety warnings.

Careless or improper handling of fireworks is also a common cause of fireworks-related injuries during the 4th of July holidays. Careless or improper handling of fireworks may be due to inexperience, inattentiveness, intoxication, or many other reasons. Regardless of the reason, people who set off fireworks may be liable for any resulting injuries if they fail to use fireworks in a reasonably safe manner. This applies to people who set off fireworks for both public and private displays.

Wagner, McLaughlin & Whittemore Law Firm

The experienced Tampa personal injury attorneys at Wagner, McLaughlin & Whittemore have been speaking up for injured people since 1967. If you have been injured by fireworks, don’t assume that any lawyer will have the experience and judgment to manage your case well. The lawyer who handled your divorce or DUI case may not have the experience needed to litigate your injury claim. Call the Wagner, McLaughlin & Whittemore law firm to get knowledgeable Tampa personal injury attorneys working on your case.


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