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Even Legal Fireworks Can Be Dangerous, Studies Say

By Grant Law Office on June 13, 2012

Many types of fireworks are legal for consumers to buy and use during summer parties and other events. However, just because a particular type of firework is legal does not mean it is risk-free. At least 92 percent of all fireworks-related injuries each year are caused by legally-purchased and used fireworks, according to the U.S. Fire Administration.
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Children under age 15 are at the highest risk for fireworks injuries of any age group. Children love and are captivated by fireworks, but they often don’t understand the risks of fireworks getting extremely hot or exploding. Even hand-held fireworks like sparklers can cause serious harm; many legally-available and easily-purchased types of sparklers can reach temperatures of 1000 degrees Fahrenheit while burning.

Eye injuries are another serious risk associated with fireworks. If you’re using fireworks at home, wear eye protection while lighting, handling, or disposing of spent or “dud” fireworks. In order to protect children from eye injuries, never let them handle or play with fireworks. You might also consider skipping at-home fireworks altogether and enjoying one of the many professional summer fireworks shows in Georgia, which pose a lower risk – though not a nonexistent one – of causing eye injuries.

June is Fireworks Safety Month. If you or someone you love is injured by fireworks this year, don’t hesitate to call the experienced personal injury attorneys in Atlanta at The Law Offices of Wayne Grant, P.C. for a free consultation. Our number is (404) 995-3955.

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