California Firework Accidents Can Cause Serious Burn Injuries
I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton injury lawyer. Every year, local city officials and others remind the public that fireworks should only be handled by professionals. Severe burn injuries and fires often result when others try to light firecrackers and run firework displays for their own pleasure. There are twice as many fires reported on July 4th than on any other day of the year. Accidents involving severe burn injuries also spike around this holiday.
Furthermore, 90% of the injuries people incur requiring emergency room treatment involve fireworks sold directly to consumers. While it’s always best to simply allow firework professionals to light up displays, the following warnings are shared here since so many people still insist on personally using these dangerous materials.