Misuse of Fireworks in Connecticut
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.