Firework and Sparkler Burn Accident

Jed Dietrich, Esq., Recognized as a Best Lawyer of America and New York Super Lawyer, and His Team of Aggressive, Tenacious, and Hardworking Lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Fight to Obtain the Best Result for Victims of Firework and Sparkler Accidents in Buffalo, New York; Niagara Falls, New York; Rochester, New York; Throughout New York State and Beyond.

firework burnFireworks are used all around the world for celebratory and commemorative events. Whether it be the nightly displays at Six Flags, Independence Day and New Year’s Eve parties, or other events such as the Olympics, setting off fireworks and sparklers can provide an entertaining way to observe special occasions. Nevertheless, in just a matter of seconds, fireworks can quickly turn an evening of celebration into a night of catastrophe. The misuse of fireworks or even the handling of a defective firework could easily result in property damage, severe burns, or even worse. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), children are the most vulnerable to suffering injuries from fireworks. Children 15 and younger sustain approximately 40% of all firework-related injuries. As reported by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were 11,900 victims treated at emergency rooms for injuries and 11 fatalities suffered in incidences involving fireworks in a single recent year. Roughly 67% of those injuries occurred during the 30 days before and after the Fourth of July.

Jed Dietrich, Esq. founded the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. in 2005 with a mission to provide the highest level of personal injury service to victims. Since 1999, Jed Dietrich, Esq. has exclusively handled serious personal injury cases. Over time, Jed Dietrich, Esq. has seen the devastating impact that firework accidents can have on a victim’s life, ranging from minor burns to permanent scarring. The best of the best at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. understand the emotional trauma and impediments that these injuries can bring about. Our top rated and elite team of Buffalo, New York firework injury attorneys are here to assist you by asserting your legal rights to seek compensation.

Honored with a Better Business Bureau A+ Rating, our outstanding law firm will fight to obtain the best result for your firework injuries and resulting damages. Insurance companies have paid Jed Dietrich, Esq. at least $1,000,000.00 or more 44 times to compensate his clients for their injuries. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s highly qualified team is available for your free consultation 24 hours per day and 7 days per week by calling 716-839-3939 or by filling out the online consultation form.

Most Common Injuries Caused By Fireworks

Fireworks that explode too early can cause amputation of fingers and toes, scalding, disfigurement of the face, internal injuries, and even death. In a heartbreaking mishap, a father of two was decapitated as the fireworks he was lighting exploded before he was able to reach safety. Roughly one-third of firework-related injuries result in head trauma. Almost 20% of firework accidents give rise to eye injuries, and another 19% result in wounds to the head, ears, or face. Additionally, injuries to fingers and hands accounted for 36% of all reported injuries. When fireworks go off course, those in the vicinity, even individuals who are not taking part in the festivities, can be injured or killed. Beyond physical injuries, fireworks can cause devastating fires, resulting in damage to property and loss of life.

firework burnSparklers are often seen as safe and even dull compared to bigger, louder, and more intense firework products. However, parents and hosts should be reluctant to consider sparklers as harmless entertainment. Contrary to what you may believe, sparklers are the most dangerous type of firework in terms of the overall number of injuries inflicted. The average sparkler can easily reach up to 2,000 degrees, and curious children may try to touch sparkles that are within their reach. Injuries caused by both fireworks and sparklers can be overwhelming. Depending on the part of the body that is harmed, firework accidents can result in complications such as hearing loss, blindness, severe burns, scarring, lacerations, fractures, neck injuries, nerve damage, and traumatic brain injuries.

Depending on the circumstances, liable parties may include the individuals whose firework use caused your burn, the municipal agency responsible for public fireworks, or the manufacturer of the fireworks themselves. You may have the right to seek monetary compensation for your past and future medical bills, lost wages from work, pain and suffering, and reduced earning capacity. Insurance companies have paid Jed Dietrich, Esq. over $175,000,000.00 in verdicts and settlements to compensate his clients for their serious personal injuries. Our exemplary commitment to exceeding your expectations and delivering an excellent outcome sets us apart from the competition. Contact us today at 716-839-3939 to find out more about how we can help you!

Some Precautions To Take While Lighting Fireworks

Those setting off the fireworks, as well as unsuspecting bystanders, can be severely injured or worse if adequate safety precautions are not taken. To keep fireworks enjoyable and safe, we have provided some crucial tips to help ensure that everyone stays injury-free, including:

  1. Always wear eye protection;
  2. Adhere to the warnings and directions on firework packages;
  3. Be sure bystanders are out of range before lighting fireworks;
  4. Light fireworks on flat, smooth surfaces far away from flammable materials;
  5. Never attempt to relight fireworks that previously malfunctioned;
  6. Never allow children to play with fireworks;
  7. Avoid using fireworks under the influence of drugs or alcohol;
  8. Only light one sparkler at a time;
  9. Have a fire extinguisher or bucket of water within reach; and
  10. Drench all used fireworks and sparklers with water.



If you, or a loved one, have suffered severe burns caused by a firework or sparkler accident, you should contact Jed Dietrich, Esq., acclaimed as an American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Attorneys, and his top rated team of Buffalo, New York firework burn accident attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. to learn more about your legal rights. Our highly experienced, aggressive, tenacious, and hardworking team will methodically investigate your claim to gather evidence to determine who should be held liable for your injuries.

Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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