The dangers of fireworks are finally making national news, but only because this year multiple famous athletes suffered serious, potentially career-ending injuries. Jason Pierre-Paul of the New York Giants lost at least one finger, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cornerback C.J. Wilson lost two fingers and has already announced his retirement.
Though these two cases got most of the news coverage, they were nowhere near the worst incidents that occurred around the 4th of July. Other terrible accidents include:
- A 22 year old male was killed after launching a firework off his head
- A Florida teenager who lost his hand
- A Utah incident that left a child and a firefighter injured
- An incident with multiple injuries at a fireworks show in Colorado
As the range of different circumstances leading to these accidents indicate, fireworks are dangerous in almost all settings, from an individual lighting their own to large scale shows that are hosted by various cities around the country. Despite these risks, many people are unaware of just how dangerous fireworks can be.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a fireworks accident, you can help educate the public about the dangers of these devices. Unfortunately, these stories rarely make national news, and even when they do they are quickly forgotten. Only an experienced attorney can help you force the negligent to take responsibility for their actions, and hopefully by doing so get your story out to the people who need to hear the devastating fallout that can occur when firework accidents occur.