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Fireworks Safety Tips for a Safe Fourth of July

As the coronavirus pandemic seems to be coming to a close, people across the nation have been venturing out. From dining at restaurants to visiting national parks to traveling, Americans across the country are trying to get back to a new normal. As we all celebrate our nation’s Independence Day, below are some tips that everyone should follow to ensure a safe and happy Fourth of July. 

Staying Safe

Below are important fireworks safety tips for those celebrating the holiday in Las Vegas and other parts of Nevada: 

  • When setting off fireworks, always wear protective glasses;
  • Be sure to light only one firework at a time;
  • Do not light a firework with your hand;
  • Make sure that all fireworks are lit outdoors;
  • Do not consume drugs or alcohol while lighting fireworks;
  • After lighting a fuse, be sure to back away quickly from the firework;
  • Keep pets inside as fireworks can cause them anxiety or to run away;
  • Do not stand over fireworks prior to setting them off;
  • Make sure to have a garden hose or fire extinguisher nearby in case of emergency;
  • Do not point or throw fireworks at another person;
  • If a firework does not initially go off, do not try to relight the “dud”;
  • Make sure all spectators are standing away at a safe distance;
  • Before throwing them away, douse all fireworks in cool water;
  • Do not let children light up or handle fireworks, only allow responsible adults;
  • Unless you are an expert, do not buy fireworks that come in brown paper as those are professional-grade;
  • If not allowed by law, do not light any fireworks — or prohibited types — in your area.

If you follow the above tips, you will ensure that your loved ones have a safe, happy, and festive Fourth of July holiday. 

Fireworks Accidents

If you have been hurt in a Nevada fireworks accident as a result of another’s negligence, you may have a right to recover monetary compensation for harm suffered. The type of case that will likely result is called premises liability. There are important steps you should take immediately after the incident to ensure the best possible results.

  • Collect as much evidence as possible. This includes witness statements, photos, videos, and a copy of the police report. Also keep track of your medical documentation as you seek treatment for injuries suffered. 
  • Seek medical attention. Be sure to see your doctor as soon as possible after receiving emergency medical care, if needed. Listen to, and follow, your doctors’ orders to ensure you are in compliance. Get referred to specialists, as needed.
  • Contact a skilled attorney. Do not wait too long to seek the advice of an experienced personal injury attorney. This is because there is a certain time frame during which you must file a claim for your injuries. Likewise, evidence can be lost as time passes so you want your lawyer to get access to this as quickly as possible. 

We Can Help

Getting injured on another’s property, especially if that is a friend, can make things complicated. Remember that any lawsuit would initially seek monetary compensation from the property owner’s insurance carrier. Do not try to do this on your own. At H&P Law, our attorneys can handle all of the aspects of your case so you can focus on healing from your injuries. Call our Las Vegas or Henderson office today to schedule your initial consultation. 

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