According to the American Burn Association, last year almost half a million people in the United States have received burn injuries requiring emergency room treatment. This number includes fire and burn injuries combined. Nearly 10% of those people were hospitalized. Such injuries can stem from defective products, flammable clothing, and electrocution accidents. You trust that the products work as intended, however sometimes your faith in those products is misplaced when you are injured. What happens when you are injured by faulty products? Who can be held responsible?

Fireworks Injuries

It probably won’t come as a surprise to you that 65% of all fireworks injuries occur around the 4th of July holiday. Last year, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimated that 9,600 injuries occurred around this holiday. Burns to hands and fingers were the most reported injuries for obvious reasons. (PDF source)

Legal Implications of Fireworks

Anyone who is thinking about purchasing fireworks for entertainment this holiday should think about the legal implications should an injury occur. Anyone who has acted negligently and caused an injury by fireworks can be held liable, including:

  • Municipalities that put on fireworks shows
  • Property owners who are entertaining guests or cause injury to a bystander
  • Parents of children who cause injuries to others
  • Anyone who has purchased and used fireworks illegally as defined by state law, resulting in injuries (negligence per se)

Note: illegal purchases and use of fireworks can also lead to criminal prosecution beyond personal injury claims.

Hosts and co-hosts may want to rethink having a fireworks display due to potential liability issues. It’s always best to play it safe and opt for safer forms of entertainment.

Recovering Compensation for Burn Injury Victims

Our burn injury attorneys are well versed in personal injury cases stemming from defective products, flammable clothing, and electrocution accidents. We have the experience and knowledge needed to help you recover the compensation you deserve when your faith in consumer products has been betrayed.

If you or a loved one is a victim of electrocution, burns, or other injuries, our lawyers can help you recover the money you deserve to pay for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Contact our office online or call (213) 891-0777 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. We know your trust has been betrayed once and will work diligently to ensure that it doesn’t happen again. In fact, you won’t pay us any attorney fees unless we obtain compensation for you.

How We Can Help

We hold negligent entities accountable. We will work diligently on your behalf to help you recover compensation for your injuries. When you have been injured, you have the right to seek payment for any medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering resulting from your injuries. When you hire us, we’ll immediately take over and handle all aspects of the legal process, so that you can focus on recovering from your burn injury.

Leveraging our extensive personal injury experience, we can help guide you through an emotionally trying time, allowing you to put your injury behind you and move on with your life. Burns and other injuries resulting from defective products, flammable clothing, or on the job accidents are serious and are often emotionally, as well as physically, painful. Our Los Angeles burn injury lawyers have the knowledge and experience to help you recover compensation for your damages and your pain and suffering.