A Panama City Beach Fire and Rescue Lieutenant says that he has responded to nearly 30 incidents of fire caused by the use of fireworks. According to the Panama City News Hearald.com, Lieutenant Terry Parris he has responded to at least three to four Florida firework accidents in which people suffered from burn injuries because the firework exploded while they were holding it. With the upcoming Fourth of July holiday, several individuals have planned their private events for the day. However, the state of Florida has strict laws governing the use of fireworks by private individuals, and if not followed accordingly, there could be serious legal consequences for those who fail to obey the law.
Generally, the only types of fireworks which the law permits private individuals to use without a special permit include sparklers, glow worms, and other noncombustible. Other fireworks such as bottle rockets, roman candles, and basically anything that can explode, especially in the air, are illegal for private individual use. And our Panama City injury attorneys understand why the law does not allow individuals to use these products for their personal use.
There are many types of injuries each year which result from the improper use or lack of warning of these fireworks. Among the most common form of injuries which are treated annually at a hospital emergency room or medical center are burns, disfigurements and total loss of body parts, including the eyes. Even when people believe that they have used the fireworks safely, accidents do happen. It is all too frequent that a firework detonates much earlier than the user anticipated, or the firework was defective and unknown to the user. If you are planning a private July 4th celebration, make attending a professional firework display a part of your celebration to minimize your or a family member or friend of becoming hurt or seriously injured.
Although public firework display celebrations are less risky than a private display, incidents of injuries do occur. Typically, a firework injury which has an occurred during a professional display is the result of improper use, among other common reasons. For this matter, if you or a family member becomes injured while attending a professional firework display, you should contact The Pittman Firm, P.A. to consult with a personal injury attorney to discuss your case. It is possible that you may be entitled to recover damages in a civil lawsuit.
Legal Help Following Fireworks Injury
Our firm represents victims with personal injury and product liability claims. Our attorneys fight hard on your behalf to make certain that those who are responsible for causing your injury are held accountable. When you are hurt due to the fault of another, the law says that you can recover costs such as medical expenses and pain and suffering from the responsible individual or company.
However, injuries which result from at a public display can be quite complex. Often in these types of cases the manufacturer may be a foreign business, or if the event was sponsored by a government entity, such as a city, local or municipal agency, special issues may arise in which these entities will challenge your claim. But the attorneys at our firm are skilled and possess the knowledge to dispute their refusal to admit any wrongdoing. Contact our office today to arrange a consultation with a Florida personal injury attorney to discuss your legal rights.
Have a Safe and Happy Independence Day!
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