Fireworks Safety Tips from Aronfeld Trial Lawyers

At Aronfeld Trial Lawyers, we are committed to family safety, and we urge our friends, loved ones and clients to leave the fireworks to the professionals this 4th of July.  However, if you do plan on setting off fireworks, we strongly recommend you follow these safety tips and heed the advice of the National Safety Council.

  • Children and fireworks DO NOT mix. Never allow children to handle fireworks.
  • Never use fireworks while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Anyone using fireworks or standing nearby should wear protective eye wear.
  • Never hold lighted fireworks in your hands.
  • Never light fireworks indoors.
  • Use fireworks away from people, houses and flammable material.
  • Never point or throw fireworks at another person.
  • Only light one device at a time and maintain a safe distance after lighting.
  • Never ignite devices in a container.
  • Do not try to re-light or handle malfunctioning fireworks.
  • Soak both spent and unused fireworks in water for a few hours before discarding.
  • Keep a bucket of water nearby to fully extinguish fireworks.
  • Never use illegal fireworks.

The Dangers of Sparklers

Never allow children to hold or ignite sparklers.  They may seem less harmless than traditional fireworks.  But be warned, these burn at up to 2,000 degrees- hot enough to burn some metals. Sparklers can quickly ignite clothing and result in serious burns.  Sparklers are a leading cause for sending children to the emergency room each year. Doctors treated 500 people for injuries in 2018 and 54 percent of them were ages 5 and younger, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.  Here are some fun, kid-friendly alternatives to sparklers.

  • Party Poppers filled with confetti
  • Bubbles
  • Glow sticks
  • Bamboo sparklers

INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT THIS 4th OF JULY WEEKEND?

OUR FIRM IS HERE FOR YOU!

If you have been injured in a firework related accident–or as a result of a car accident–you should consult with an experienced Miami personal injury lawyer. Since 1991 our Miami personal injury law firm has successfully represented victims of wrongful death accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, insurance fraud, slip and falls, motor vehicle accidents, and accidents aboard cruise ships like those of Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Norwegian, MSC, Princess, Holland America, and others.  We provide free and confidential initial legal consultations. Call our office today and speak with a Miami personal injury lawyer 24/7–toll-free at 1-866-597-4529, locally at 305-441-0440–or reach us by email at newcase@aronfeld.com. We are ready to help you.

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