The Fourth of July is not only traditionally fun, but is also the holiday with the most fires.
For most adults and children nothing is better than lounging around in the backyard with friends and family – in the pool, eating hot dogs, hamburgers and chicken. The day is often ended with setting off fireworks.
Did you know that there is more than $35,000,000 per year in fire damages nationally? These fires are caused by fireworks that are not used safely. Think about all the families who have lost their homes or personal possessions. The worst part is that many children are injured in these types of fires.
As a parent, you must remember to never allow young children to play with fireworks – no matter how careful they say they will be.
Fireworks, if not used correctly, can cause severe burns and sometimes death. The California State Fire Marshal’s office suggests the following:
- Always read directions on package
- Use outdoors only
- Light one at a time
- Keep a safe distance
- Never throw at another person
- Keep a bucket of water, hose and fire extinguisher close by
- Never carry fireworks in your pocket
- Fireworks are not a toy – do not give to younger children
- Use only safe fireworks
Keep in mind that the Fourth of July is one of the biggest days of summer for most people with family, outings, cookouts, boating, swimming, travel, and fireworks. The freeways are filled with traffic; it is one of the holidays with a large number of automobile accidents.
The San Bernardino personal injury lawyers at Welebir | Tierney A Professional Law Corporation would like to wish everyone a happy, healthy and safe Fourth of July holiday.
But, if your fun-filled day turns to disaster because of a fireworks burn or another type of injury that was caused by no fault of your own, contact our offices because we are committed to giving our clients 110% of our attention.