The Fourth of July is tomorrow, and millions of Americans are planning to include fireworks in their celebrations. Lighting fireworks is a popular way to commemorate America’s independence, but there are serious risks that come with their dazzling sparks.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that 9,000 people are injured by fireworks every year. Of these, 21% are eye injuries, some of which result in permanent vision loss or blindness.
Most firework injuries arise from misuse. In order to prevent fireworks injuries, it’s important to make sure you read and follow all of the directions on the product’s labeling.
The San Diego personal injury lawyers of Ritter & Associates urge you to be careful if you plan on using fireworks and wish you a safe and happy Independence Day.