Fireworks Legal To Buy But Not Safe

Consumer Product Safety Commission reported that fireworks were involved in an estimated 8800 injuries treated in US hospital emergency departments during the 2009 calendar year

Of the fireworks-related injuries sustained, 73 percent were to males and 27 percent were to females.

Injuries to children were a major component of total fireworks-related injuries with children under 15 years old, accounting for 39 percent of the estimated injuries. Children and young adults under 20 years old had 54 percent of the estimated injuries.

According to the NFPA, in 2008, fireworks caused an estimated 22,500 reported fires, including 1,400 structure fires, 500 vehicle fires, and 20,600 outside and other fires.

These fires resulted in an estimated 1 civilian death, 40 civilian injuries and $42 million dollars in direct property damage.

Read more fireworks statistics from the NFPA

If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a fireworks-related accident, contact the personal injury lawyers at the law firm Oracle Law Group