The thrill of watching fireworks on the Fourth of July is far too often marred by injuries suffered by either an individual there to witness the pyrotechnics or those shooting off the fireworks.
Depending on the circumstance, those in charge of setting off such visual explosions may be to blame if injuries result, or it may be a direct result of the company that supplied the fireworks.
If you or someone you love is injured in a fireworks accident this holiday because of someone else’s negligence, call the experienced team of legal professionals at O’Connor, Acciani & Levy at (877) 288-3241 for a free consultation.
The numbers are stark and sobering, with 55 percent of the fireworks injuries that required emergency room visits last year focused on extremities. More specifically, 38 percent were to the head.
The year before, there were more than 11,000 people estimated to have been injured in a fireworks-related activity.
Those numbers haven’t really changed since 1998, with close to 150,000 estimated injuries taking place during that time.
In far too many cases, the victim was a child, since a breakdown of the 2013 numbers found that those from 0-4 years of age are at the greatest risk of being hurt. After that, children from 10-14 are most vulnerable, with many cases of this type related to inattentive adults giving sparklers to children despite the fact that they burn at nearly 2,000 degrees.
In cases such as these, those individuals who have suffered severe injuries in Ohio and Kentucky and are looking for an experienced injury attorney don’t need to look any further. Suing a company or local government can be challenging, since they usually have deeper pockets that can drag out litigation for years.
Our legal team will fight to make sure that you are compensated for your pain and suffering, as well as any lost wages resulting from the negligence of others. Contact our personal injury lawyers today to set up an appointment for a free case evaluation.