In preparation for Independence Day, the National Council on Fireworks Safety reminds consumers to follow all safety procedures before using fireworks in their backyard. The NCFC has a few tips as the holiday weekend begins. Before even purchasing fireworks, the NCFC encourages consumers to purchase fireworks from only reputable companies as well as check local and state laws for fireworks use in your city. The NCFC urges everyone to resist setting off their rockets or firecrackers in the towns that do not allow fireworks. Consumers should review all instructions on fireworks’ labeling before use.
The fireworks manufactory has made great strides in bettering firework quality in order to reduce injuries. However, that does not mean there is not still work to be done. The misuse of fireworks sends hundred to the emergency room each year with fireworks-related injuries. Underage use of fireworks in videos is responsible for many serious injuries, and NCFC asks parents to help stop the use of fireworks in viral videos. The NCFC will continue to educate people with life-saving information so the U.S. can safely celebrate Independence Day.
Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC, wishes everyone a wonderful Independence Day and encourages everyone to celebrate safely on July Fourth. Fireworks are a fun way to celebrate, but can lead to serious injury. Sadly, we have had to help many innocent victims who have been injured in dangerous situations caused by the misconduct or negligence of others. If you have been injured by fireworks, and you believe it was caused by a defective product or the negligence another, please contact one of St. Louis’ best personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC, as soon as possible.