Posted on behalf of Stephens, Anderson & Cummings on Jun 25, 2015 in Product Liability
One thing that can be both a lot of fun and very dangerous is fireworks. Accidents do happen, and they can often result in severe injuries or even death.
When an accident is the result of negligence on the part of the manufacturer of the fireworks or the operator of a fireworks display, the victim of such an accident may have the ability to gain compensation in a court of law.
To learn more about your legal rights, contact Stephens, Anderson & Cummings at (877) 920-9009.
Our experienced personal injury attorneys provide free, no-risk consultations and case evaluations.
Consumer Fireworks Law
Currently, consumer fireworks can be legally purchased in 26 states with few limitations. Other states only allow the purchase a sparklers and non-explosive fireworks.
Even in states where fireworks are permitted, there can still be legal consequences if something were to go wrong.
Consumer fireworks cases are often tried in the United States as lawsuits and are usually classified as product liability or personal injury law. Product liability law involves cases in which defective products harm consumers. For example, if a firework explodes too early and causes an injury, a lawsuit can be filed against the manufacturer.
Personal injury law similarly covers cases in which another party's negligence causes harm to others.
Fireworks Display Law
Even in states where consumer fireworks are illegal, firework displays by professionals are still allowed.
The law expects professionals in any field to have the ability and competency to protect others from harm when they perform their work. However, this is not always the case. Sometimes the operators of professional fireworks displays act negligently. This can lead to malfunctions that harm or even kill spectators.
While fireworks can certainly be exciting to witness, sometimes they can lead to physical injuries for everyone involved.
If this has happened to you or your loved one, consider contacting a fireworks injury attorney to obtain a free case evaluation. If your injury was the result of another party's negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.