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Misuse of Fireworks in Connecticut

As summer approaches, we all anticipate all of its pleasures. Days at the beach, backyard barbecues, and especially fireworks set off to celebrate Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, Labor Day, and the season itself. As dazzling and inspiring as these pyrotechnic shows can be, they also present a risk of danger and injury when the proper level of care is not used in their manufacture or by the people who are igniting them. There have been far too many incidents in which fireworks shows have gone awry and shells have either exploded early or been mishandled and ended up firing into spectators, or even setting nearby homes on fire. Over 9,000 fireworks injuries are estimated to take place every year, and about four result in fatalities. If you or someone you love has been injured or suffered damages as a result of the misuse of fireworks, you may be eligible to receive compensation from those responsible. The professionals at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers are here to provide you with valuable information about your rights and the best actions for you to pursue.

There are a number of instances of fireworks having been manufactured with defects: fuses that are defective may result in the product exploding early, or appearing to fail and inviting users to come near and then suddenly exploding. In most cases fireworks injuries are caused by the actions of those who are setting them off. Whether the person responsible is a neighbor setting them off in their backyard or a professional fireworks display company, fireworks need to be handled with maximum care, and when they are improperly used the injuries can be severe. Spectators can suffer burns, lacerations from shrapnel and debris, injury to their eyes, and even death. In order to minimize the risk of injury, those who are using fireworks should take great care to handle them according to the manufacturer’s directions and keep children far away from the ignition site. Special care needs to be taken to ensure that homes, people, and flammable items are far away, and it is important to keep a fire extinguisher close at hand in case of emergencies.

If you were injured as a result of the misuse of fireworks at a fireworks show, you may be eligible to recover damages from those who were responsible for the incident. Liability is often linked to negligence, but personal injury lawsuits for these injuries can be leveled not only at the company or individual responsible for igniting the explosive, but also at the entity responsible for organizing the show. An experienced personal injury attorney will work to prove that the organizer failed in their responsibility to properly supervise the event, or in their duty to ensure that spectators would be kept safe. Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers have the experience and passion for justice that you need to get you the compensation that you deserve for the damages that you have suffered. Call us today to set up an appointment to discuss your case.