Burned By Fireworks?
The impact of coronavirus changed a lot this year. The usual cookouts, get-togethers, and pool parties didn’t happen. Neither did the big city-held fireworks extravaganzas. But that doesn’t mean there weren’t fireworks.
If your neighborhood is anything like ours, then you still heard plenty of booms and bangs deep into the night on the 4th. In fact, the fireworks industry say record sales in Florida this year.
With that increase of at-home fireworks shows, there has been a corresponding decrease in the safety precautions taken. And that, unfortunately, means that many people were injured by those fireworks this past weekend.
New Laws Increased the Risk
Florida Senate Bill 10, which hit to books on July 1, 2020, permits private citizens to set off fireworks in Florida on July 4, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. This bill gives us all the right to set up our own show of sparklers, snakes, Roman candles, and skyrockets. It also puts homeowners at risk of being responsible for anyone who was injured on their property because of the fireworks show they put on.
If you were injured by Fireworks, you’re not alone
Over 9,000 people were treated for fireworks injuries in 2019. More than half of those injuries happened on July 4th. The safest shows are the professionally produced ones, but since those didn’t happen this year, the possibility of injuries increased significantly.
While it’s too early to know what the actual number of injuries was this year, we can foresee that it is likely to be much higher than before. If you were injured by a firework, then you need to seek proper medical attention and make sure you are taken care of.
After that, you need to contact an attorney who handles Fireworks Injury Cases.
Why You Need a Lawyer After a Fireworks Injury
If you’re injured by a firework then there may be a private individual or public agency to blame. If you’re at your home or someone else’s, and a neighbor’s firework hurts you, then they may be responsible. The fireworks manufacturer might also be responsible if the fireworks you purchased failed to work as they should have to cause the injury.
Fireworks accident cases are complex and require a skilled and experienced attorney. Contact us if you or a loved one was harmed by fireworks in Florida and we can help you on your path to recovery.