A fireworks display can be a beautiful and entertaining way to mark a special occasion, whether it is a national holiday, a wedding, or a store opening. However, the beauty should not distract anyone from the potential dangers involved. Whether you are using small consumer fireworks or hiring a professional fireworks expert, safety should always be a top priority.
Fireworks that are used negligently can cause severe burns and even the loss of digits or limbs. If you or someone you care about has been hurt by misused fireworks, you could have a legal case against the negligent party involved. To learn more, call the Des Moines personal injury lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (515) 705-0233.
Fireworks Safety Tips
Important tips to keep in mind whenever you are around fireworks include:
- Research any professionals involved, from the fireworks manufacturers to the people (if any) you have hired to run the display. You need to know that they are trained, trustworthy, and value safety.
- Keep a safe distance between the audience and the people involved in the display. The only people who touch large fireworks should be well-trained adults. Young children should not be handed fireworks of any kind, including sparklers.
- Keep a hose, a bucket of water, or a fire extinguisher on hand at all times.
- If a firework does not go off, pour water over it and dispose of it. Do not attempt to relight a “dud” firework.
If you have been hurt because someone did not observe these basic fireworks safety precautions, you should consult an experienced Des Moines fireworks injury attorney about your legal options.
The experienced Des Moines fireworks injury lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. strive to make negligent parties take responsibility for the harm they cause. Contact our offices today at (515) 705-0233 to schedule a free consultation.