Injuries Caused by Malfunctioning Fireworks
Personal Injury Lawyer in Houston, TX
Holidays like the Fourth of July or New Year’s Eve simply wouldn’t
be complete without celebratory fireworks. In fact, demand for fireworks
has increased by approximately 700 percent over the past three decades,
according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). While fun
and exciting, it must be remembered that fireworks can be dangerous, and
extreme caution must be observed while handling to prevent injury, property
damage, or death.
Common Types of Injuries Caused by Fireworks
With the rise in popularity of fireworks has come a corresponding rise
in the amount of firework-related injuries. The CPSC estimates that roughly
230 people per day receive emergency treatment for fireworks-related injuries
in the month around the Fourth of July holiday.
More than half of these injuries are burns, with the hands, fingers, eyes, and face being the most injured body parts.
Other types of firework-related injuries include:
- Smoke inhalation
- Loss of limb
- Temporary or permanent loss of hearing
- Temporary or permanent loss of eyesight
While some of these injuries may result from mishandling, many more are
caused by faulty fireworks that malfunction. In these cases, even the
most safety-conscious users may find themselves injured when the firework
prematurely explodes or veers off in an unexpected direction. If this
has happened to you, we want you to know that you may have legal recourse.
Speak with our Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer about your
case today to learn more about your options.
Set Up a Free Consultation with Daniel D. Horowitz, III
If you or a loved one has been injured by a malfunctioning firework, call
the Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III PC to set up a
free personal injury consultation. You may be entitled to compensation from the manufacturer or distributor
of the faulty product for medical costs, pain and suffering, and more.
The Texas statute of limitations for personal injury cases is only two
years, so there is no time to waste in getting the help you need.
Contact us today at (832) 225-4902 to begin working with a Houston personal injury
attorney you can count on.