Fourth of July Fireworks Injuries May Be Recoverable
The Fourth of July is a holiday often enjoyed with gatherings and outdoor activities, culminating in fireworks shows at night. California prohibits many types of fireworks for unpermitted use but allows many others deemed “safe and sane” to be enjoyed by responsible adults.
Whether illegal or “safe and sane,” however, fireworks of all kinds can cause severe injuries. Most notable among the kinds of injuries fireworks can inflict are burns and amputation, which can leave someone permanently disfigured and disabled. Your life may not be the same after suffering from an injury caused by fireworks, which is why you should explore your legal options to recover damages you may be owed.
Who Is Responsible for a Fireworks Injury?
If you or a loved one were injured by fireworks, it’s important to know who is responsible. The parties responsible are those who may owe compensation for damages incurred. Depending on the circumstances of the incident, responsibility may rest with a variety of parties, including those operating with negligence or minors without adult supervision.
It’s also possible that more than one person or entity could be held responsible. Other parties who could be liable include those who gave or sold the fireworks to the primary responsible party. If “safe and sane” fireworks caused injuries due to a defect, the parties responsible may include manufacturers, distributors, and retailers.
If you injured yourself with a “safe and sane” firework that functioned as intended, was lawfully purchased, and was legal to use in your municipality, it may be difficult to identify any third party responsible for your injuries.
We Can Help with Fireworks Injury Claims
At the Law Office of Robert J. Kaiser, we understand just how serious fireworks-related injuries can be.
We believe that no one should suffer in the after of another person's negligence. We can fight to make sure that those responsible for causing these tragic accidents are held accountable and victims can fight for the compensation they need to move forward.
Our experienced attorney has many years of experience representing injured clients with a variety of claims, and he can help you with yours.
Contact the Law Office of Robert J. Kaiser for help with your fireworks injury claim.