Our Michigan child injury lawyers represent children suffering burn injuries and other serious injuries in fireworks accidents. Burn injuries resulting to a child is not only painful and can leave permanent scarring, but also can be quite damaging psychologically. If a child is killed in a fireworks accident, a Michigan wrongful death lawsuit may be able to be filed by the surviving family members.
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in 2011, one-quarter (26%) of all victims injured in a fireworks accident were under the age of 15. In addition, the most common type of injuries resulting to a child in a fireworks accident is a burn injury. Burn injuries can often result in significant scars and depending on what area of the body the burn took place, a child may go through embarrassment and humiliation through adolescence, a period in which they are very self-conscious of their appearance.
Prevent Child Injury With Fireworks Safety Tips
Fireworks are a great time for family and friends to come together and celebrate, however, individuals should remember that firecrackers can also be very dangerous, particularly to children, causing serious burn injuries, eye injuries, or even death. To ensure your child or any children around are safe, when igniting fireworks, it is recommended that you follow the below fireworks accident safety tips. These safety tips are recommended by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
- Never allow young children to play or ignite fireworks.
- Always have an adult supervise fireworks activities. Parents do not realize but sparklers are as much of a danger as any other firework. In fact sparklers burn at temperatures of about 2,000 degrees – hot enough to melt some metals and definitely hot enough that a child could suffer serious injuries.
- Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other mishap.
- Light fireworks one at a time, the move back quickly.
- Ensure all child spectators are at a far enough distance of where you are igniting the fireworks.
- Make sure all fireworks are legal in your area before buying them or using them.
- Never relight a “dud” firecracker – wait 20 minutes and then soak in a pail of water.
Our No Fee Promise For Michigan Child Fireworks Accident Lawsuits
At the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. our child injury lawyers will represent your child in your Michigan fireworks accident case under our No Fee Promise. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you and your family, you owe us nothing!
Contact Your Michigan Child Injury Fireworks Accident Lawyer
If your child or loved one were injured in a Michigan fireworks accident, call our top rated child injury attorneys immediately after the accident to discuss your case. We will discuss your case with you, explain your legal rights, and answer all questions that you may have. Call now at (800) 606-1717. Our award winning law firm will start working on your case immediately gathering all the evidence and witness statements to prove and win your case. Call today for your free, no obligation consultation!