While celebrating the Fourth of July with family and friends, the possibility of being injured by fireworks is probably far from many people’s minds. However, about 9000 people are injured each year by fireworks.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that children are the most at risk for firework injuries, with 40 percent of victims being younger than 15 years-old. Sparklers, which burn at 1200 degrees Fahrenheit, are also responsible for a quarter of all firework-related injuries.
If you plan on seeing a professional fireworks display tomorrow, make sure to stand at least 500 feet away from the lighting area and obey the safety barriers.
If you or someone you love has been injured by fireworks due to someone else’s negligence, contact the firework injury attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. today at 800-242-2874.