New York City knows how to throw a party on the Fourth of July. There is always something going on over the long weekend celebration. No matter in which of the five boroughs of New York City where you live, there are fireworks, picnics, live music and fun activities for the kids and those who are young at heart.
But sometimes, with all of the fun, people get injured at Fourth of July celebrations. They may eat spoiled food and suffer gastrointestinal distress, get badly sunburned, drown or nearly drown in a pool, river or the ocean.
Another way that many people wind up injured on the Fourth of July is by a burn from lighting fireworks. When it comes to popping firecrackers, it is better to leave the job to the pros. Sit back and watch with your family while professional pyrotechnic crews set off the displays that make the crowd “oooh” and “ahhh.”
Of course, something can go awry at fireworks displays put on by the professionals, too. If you wind up burned or injured by an errant firecracker on either public or private property, you may be able to file a premises liability lawsuit and recoup some of your losses and damages.
We can help you pursue a claim for damages after a fireworks injury on the Fourth of July. You could face weeks of hospitalization in the burn unit, having your burned skin painfully debrided every day. Then, you may also be looking at additional time spent going through rehab, either in-patient or out-patient. Your recovery can be long, grueling and quite costly. Seeking damages for your injuries can make it a little bit easier to manage while you recover.