Fourth of Day festivities aren’t the same without setting off a few fireworks. As the holiday fastly approaches, it’s time to refresh our memories on some important safety tips to have a safe night. Continue reading to discover the top firework safety tips to consider this holiday and what you should do if you are injured in a firework accident. Reach out to our experienced personal injury attorney today to discuss our services if you are considering opening a personal injury claim regarding your injuries.

Firework Safety Tips

Be sure to go over these important firework safety tips before the Fourth of July festivities begin this year:

  • Do not let pets outside. Fireworks can cause them to run away or suffer from anxiety.
  • Ensure you have a fire extinguisher and garden hose on standby in case of a fire.
  • Never throw or point fireworks at another person.
  • Do not try to relight “dud” fireworks that don’t initially go off. This may lead to burns.
  • Ensure all spectators are a safe distance away.
  • Douse all fireworks in cool water before throwing them away.
  • Do not light fireworks, or certain types of fireworks, if they are illegal in your area.
  • Always wear protective glasses when setting off fireworks.
  • Only light one firework at a time.
  • Never light a firework in your hand.
  • Always light fireworks outdoors.
  • Do not consume drugs or alcohol while lighting fireworks.
  • Back away quickly after lighting a fuse.
  • Wear eye protection.
  • Do not allow children to handle fireworks. Fireworks should only to handled by responsible adults.
  • Never stand over fireworks before setting them off.
  • Do not buy any fireworks that come in brown paper. These are professional-grade fireworks and may result in serious injuries if you are not an expert

What should I do if I am injured in a fireworks accident?

You may qualify for financial compensation in a premises liability lawsuit if you have been harmed in a firework accident due to another property owner’s negligence. The first step you should take following your accident is to collect as much evidence of the accident including photos, witness statements, and a police report. If you were treated for your injuries, collect all medical documentation relating to the event. Reach out to our personal injury attorney today to begin the claims filing process. We are prepared to fight for your right o compensation so you can rightfully heal.

Contact our experienced Maryland firm

If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you must reach out to one of our knowledgeable attorneys. At Timian & Fawcett, LLC, we provide effective legal services to clients in Prince George’s County, Washington, D.C., and all of Maryland. Our firm is dedicated to assisting our clients. If you need our help, we are ready to serve. Contact Timian & Fawcett, LLC.