We at The Chiozza Law Firm want to wish all of our past, present and future clients a safe and Happy 4th of July. Unfortunately, as wonderful a celebration the 4th can be, it does not always go as planned. In the past we have been asked about legal ramifications related to firework-related burns and injuries. Usually these injuries are solely caused by user negligence or error, especially when combined with the consumption of alcohol, but we have also seen negligently manufactured or assembled fireworks. With that being said, a few safety tips to remember on the 4th of July are as follows:
- Always follow the instructions listed on the fireworks
- Do not throw, point or shoot fireworks at another person or in their immediate vicinity
- Ignite fireworks away from buildings and houses
- Keep fireworks away from children and safely supervise any teens that may be handling them. We have seen too many injuries to young adults who were not properly supervised during the lighting of fireworks.
- Keep a fire extinguisher or water nearby just in case there is an unintended accident
The best thing to do on the 4th of July is to let the professionals handle firework displays and for you to enjoy them safely with friends and family. Choose901.com has list of 21 things to do in Memphis on the 4th of July. Another helpful rundown of 4th related happenings in the Mid-South is ilovememphisblog.com and their comprehensive list of things to do.
Additional concerns that come up every 4th of July are sobriety checkpoints throughout the Mid-South looking for people driving under the influence. As we wrote about in an earlier post, a DUI can have long-term and devastating consequences. It is always best to call UBER or a Taxicab, which I can assure is a safe and much cheaper alternative to a DUI conviction.
Again, we want to wish everyone a safe, happy and peaceful 4th of July. Should you ever have a legal question or problem feel free to call The Chiozza Law Firm at 901-526-9494 to speak with an actual attorney or for emergencies contact Brian Chiozza, firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also fill out our online form, and an attorney will speak contact you at your convenience.