The 4th of July Can Be Exciting But Also Dangerous
We hope everyone had a safe and fun 4th of July!
As we saw from the news this past weekend, unfortunately not everyone was so lucky. Several fatalities occurred throughout Texas over the busy holiday weekend, including a Fort Worth teen who died in a fireworks accident. There were also numerous injuries reported in Lake Dallas during the fireworks, prompting an early ending to the festivities.
Although the fireworks display is really what makes the 4th of July for many of us, it does not come without risk. Many Americans, eager to show their dedication to America, fail to take basic safety precautions on this celebratory holiday. If you were injured over the holiday weekend because of the action or negligence of another person, you may be able to file a lawsuit.
Common Fourth of July Injuries
Before we look at what steps to take if you’ve been injured over the 4th of July weekend, let’s take about the most common injuries:
- Car accidents
- Boating accidents
- Drowning or other pool injuries
- Defective grills, leading to burns and other cooking injuries
- Deck and balcony collapses
What should I do if I’ve been injured?
If you’ve been involved in any of the above accidents and suffered an injury, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention. Depending on the nature of the accident and your injuries, you may also be able to file a lawsuit. In many cases, holiday parties get out of hand, and attendees are injured. Others ignore common safety needs and are injured in boating accidents or other water activities.
Talking to a lawyer about your injuries and the circumstances surrounding the incident is highly recommended. Our personal injury lawyers will be able to advise you on the next step and help you decide whether filing a lawsuit is the right move.
Can I sue?
Often, the answer is yes. We see premises liability cases filed after the 4th of July, as well as personal injury cases as a result of a car, boating, or motorcycle accident. Many injuries also happen in fireworks accidents, as we discussed earlier, so lawsuits involving burn injuries are also common.
What are the top causes of 4th of July injuries?
Because so many people travel on the 4th of July, car accidents are among the most common causes of serious injuries. It is imperative that you take extra precaution when traveling over a holiday weekend, which includes giving yourself enough time, driving defensively, and never driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
If you were injured over this past 4th of July weekend, please call Green Law Firm right away and schedule a free consultation. The sooner you talk to a lawyer about your injuries and your potential lawsuit, the better.