New York Personal Injury Lawyer Reviews Laws Regarding Fireworks


This year, like every other, there were New Yorkers buying and using illegal fireworks in New York, though fireworks are illegal throughout the state.

“Unfortunately people will use illegal fireworks and some will injured, others may die,” said New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman.

Good news, though, this year there were no reported fireworks-related deaths in New York this Independence Day holiday weekend.

The New York Police Department cracked down harder on illegal fireworks in an effort to prevent fires, injuries and even deaths.

In addition to possible jail time and vehicle confiscation for those convicted of fireworks use and possession in New York, the police department tried to get neighbors to turn in neighbors by offering a reward of $1000 to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of individuals possessing or distributing fireworks in New York City.

According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there were reports of three fireworks-related deaths and an estimated 8,600 hospital emergency room treated firework-related injuries in 2010. More than half of the injuries were burns, and most of the injuries involved the head, hands, fingers, and legs. In another CPSC report available to New York personal injury lawyers, nearly 70 percent of all firework-related injuries occur around the Independence Day holiday.

Firework injuries can lead to lawsuits as New York personal injury lawyer Perecman knows. A person suffering personal injury caused by fireworks due to another person’s negligence may be eligible to bring a lawsuit against the person responsible. Negligence means someone fails to exercise the level of care that a reasonable person should have exercised in the same circumstances.

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