It has been illegal to set off aerial fireworks in Coeur D’Alene for quite some time. Aerial fireworks include anything that flies such as bottle rockets, rockets, mortars and roman candles. People still obtain them and set them off though. While in many cases these events are a “blast” shared by friends and families, there are times when things go wrong. Less than a year ago, the 2,500 acre Table Rock fire was started by a roman candle. But, fireworks do not have to be illegal to cause injuries; sparklers can cause them too.
Injuries from fireworks in Idaho
Around the Fourth of July, over 10,000 people will be sent to the Emergency Room with injuries. Some injuries include minor abrasions, and others include very serious third degree burns. Explosions will take off fingers. Over half of the injured will be people under the age of 20. Some injuries will be very serious and even result in death.
Do I need a lawyer?
Unfortunately, after an injury occurs, insurers may go out of their way to prevent you from fair compensation. They may even blame you for your injuries even though there could be another party or multiple parties responsible or partially responsible for your injury. Burns and scars last a lifetime and the hospital bills are not cheap. Further complicating things is that many of these injuries take place at family member’s homes or at a friend’s property. You can still pursue an injury claim without ruining your friendship. Your friends want to see you get better too.
If you have been injured by a firecracker or anything else this July or at any time, feel free to contact us for a free and confidential consultation. We are experienced Idaho personal injury attorneys.
Staying safe on the Fourth of July
We do hope that you or your loved ones never experience any problems on July 4th and that your holiday is safe and fun! To see the best fireworks displays and not have to deal with setting them off yourself or break any laws, go see one of the huge displays in our area. The fireworks over the lake are great and take place after the parade and live music. If you are traveling to Spokane, the biggest display there is at Riverfront Park. KISS FM has a list of other places to see fireworks in Idaho as well.
Have a Happy and Safe Fourth of July!