The Fourth of July is a time of celebration across the United States. People celebrate with cookouts, pool parties, and, of course, fireworks. Though fireworks are great fun, the truth is, when improperly used, people can become seriously injured as a result. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Maryland personal injury attorneys to learn more about how to have a safe, fun time setting off fireworks. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How do I light off fireworks safely?
Before lighting off fireworks, there are several safety precautions you should take to help ensure your safety and that of those around you. Some of these safety measures are as follows:
- Before you purchase your fireworks, ensure lighting them off is legal in your area.
- Never allow children to handle fireworks. Fireworks must always be handled by responsible adults.
- When lighting off fireworks, ensure all spectators are a safe distance away.
- Do not light off fireworks without first having a fire extinguisher and a working hose on standby in case of a fire.
- Do not light off fireworks without wearing protective glasses.
- If a firework does not go off initially, do not attempt to relight it, as this very often results in serious burn injuries.
- After setting fireworks off, douse them in cool water before throwing them in the trash. All too often, people will neglect to do so and trash fires will occur as a result.
What should I do if I am injured in a firework accident?
If you are injured in a firework accident because of another party’s negligence, you may have a valid premises liability claim. Our firm can gather and present all evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof. Some of the most useful types of evidence are surveillance footage of the accident occurring, witness statements, pictures or videos of the accident, and more. Our firm is here to help, however, you must contact us timely, as there is a statute of limitations in place for personal injury claims in Maryland. Since the statute of limitations is, generally, three years, you will, generally, have three years from the date of your accident to sue the liable party. Our firm is ready to walk you through every step of the claims process ahead. All you have to do is ask.
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The legal team at Markey & Orsi has proudly represented injured clients throughout the state of Maryland for almost 30 years. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence and require strong legal representation, contact Markey & Orsi today to schedule a consultation.