ACCIDENTS RESULTING IN FIREWORK INJURIES
Great celebrations in this country are often celebrated with fireworks. In recent years, Georgia has changes some laws concerning the legality of fireworks. Fireworks are now more prominent than ever here in our state. Sadly, a joyous celebration can turn into a tragedy very quickly with fireworks injuries.
Fireworks injuries can happen to anyone. Most commonly, people associate children being in the most danger when it comes to firework injury. It is true, that children are at a great risk when it comes to the danger of fireworks, however, adults are not exempt from danger. Last year, NY Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul lost his thumb and index finger as well as part of his middle finger as the result of a Fourth of July firework accident.
COMMON TYPES FIREWORKS ACCIDENTS INJURIES
Any part of the body can be injured by a firework accident. The most common types of firework injuries are burns. These injures tend to happen to the hands and fingers. Injuries to the eyes, face, and head are also very common types of firework injuries.
If you or a loved one has a minor burn as the result of a firework injury, you can most likely be treated with a first aid kit. However, if you have suffered a serious second or third degree burn, you will need medical attention. Second and third degree burns may require skin graphs and physical therapy, which can cost a fortune in medical expenses.
Fireworks can be harmful to you and your family. Beyond physical injuries to you and your loved ones, fireworks can cause fires, resulting in the loss of property and potentially life.
Painful injuries resulting from fireworks accident are very serious and it is important for you and your family to know the legal recourse you have to obtain compensation from the responsible party.
Firework accidents often involve some form of negligence. People are aware of the risks of fireworks but year after year people in Georgia spend Independence Day setting off fireworks in their backyards.
Examples of potentially dangerous types of fireworks:
- Roman Candles
- Bottle Rockets
Even sparklers can cause serious injury to children if they are used without adult supervision. Sparks can cause burns if they come in contact with skin, as well as, set fire to children’s hair of clothes causing serious injury.
If you or a loved one as been involved in a firework accident due to the negligent actions of another, you may have the ability to file a claim. Medical bills are expensive, do not think you are left to handle this burden alone. Take time today to contact The Sessions Law Firm today, to speak with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys to find out what your options are.
The Sessions Law Firm, LLC
544 Mulberry St., Ste. 319
Macon, Georgia 31201
Phone: (478) 254-2665