According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, an estimated 9,000 firework-related accidents take place every year. These accidents can be caused by numerous factors, such as defective fireworks or the improper handling of fireworks.
Sadly, injuries to children make up 40 percent of the damages caused by fireworks every year. Young children should not be allowed near these explosive devices, and they should stay at least 500 feet from a fireworks display.
Eye injuries are a common result of fireworks accidents, and they can sometimes result in permanent vision loss. Teenagers and young children account for more than half of these firework-related eye injuries.
If you have been injured in a fireworks-related accident, please contact the fireworks injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 today.