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Despite Independence Day being just one day, there are plenty of people who want to use fireworks to celebrate for many weeks. Regardless of legality, people are using fireworks, sometimes without any type of precautions.
Unfortunately, a number of these products are not as safe as many would assume. There are some fireworks that may have defects that put individuals at risk of serious dangers such as explosions, scraps flying through the air, and fire.
Here are some of the injuries that can be caused by defective fireworks.
Burn injuries are some of the most common that occur when fireworks are defective. This is because the fireworks don’t work the way they should, and there is a chance of the sparks going towards spectators. This could cause significant burns if the skin is exposed long enough to a large number of sparks.
Because fireworks almost act as an explosive, it can cause serious injuries if it’s defective. If the firework goes off too soon because of a defect, it can harm someone who is nearby or holding the firework. If the injuries are significant enough, the victim may require surgery to remove a body part.
Some fireworks let off loud whistling sounds, but what happens if there’s something wrong with the firework? Whether the firework explodes or there’s some other issue, there’s a possibility that it could lead to hearing loss.
There are plenty of injuries that individuals may suffer as a result of defective fireworks. It’s important for victims harmed to understand their rights and options, including who may be held accountable for the damages.
Injuries can also include vision loss, trauma, and more.
At Levine and Wiss, our New York defective product attorneys work to represent individuals injured as a result of negligence. If you’ve sustained a serious injury because of a defective firework, our firm is here to stand by your side.