By: Darrell Castle
The 4th of July is one day away and I really hope everyone’s able to celebrate it and have a good time, but I hope that good time is had safely!
A good time with friends and family can quickly turn sour with one fireworks mishap. Shooting off these contraptions and experiencing the beautiful lights can be wonderful entertainment. However, with a certain degree of negligence, these fireworks can become very dangerous.
Indiana fire department officials offer these five tips for optimal fireworks safety:
- Go to a professional fireworks show
- Don’t set off fireworks just anywhere.
- Stay within the designated fireworks hours.
- Use glow sticks instead of sparklers.
- Only buy fireworks if you’re over 18
If you practice those five safety tips, you have a good chance of enjoying your 4th of July celebration without hurting yourself or someone else.
However, if you ARE injured by fireworks this holiday weekend, I hope you’d seek medical attention first and foremost. Then, if the injury wasn’t your fault or you’re not sure whose fault it was, you should speak to an experienced attorney who can help determine liability and whether compensation for damages can be recovered.
Some fireworks injuries can be simple scratches or bruises, but some can be pretty serious like:
- temporary or permanent hearing loss
- temporary or permanent loss of sight
- smoke inhalation
- loss of limb
- and more
If you think you have a personal injury case, you can speak to the experienced Memphis personal injury attorneys at Darrell Castle & Associates, free of charge, by calling (901) 327-1212 or by filling out one of the contact forms on this page.