Fourth of July and fireworks go hand-in-hand. Chances are, a home in your
neighborhood will have fireworks going off in their front yard. But did
you know that Los Angeles County bans fireworks in all 49 cities and unincorporated areas?
There are “safe and sane” fireworks, which may be permissible.
However, according to one Pasadena fire chief, even sparklers can cause
serious burns to others and have the potential to cause fires.
The fire chief reported these sparklers can reach up to 1,200 degrees,
and are more than capable of causing severe and potentially damaging
What are “safe and sane” fireworks?
“Safe and sane” fireworks are legal to purchase. These types
of fireworks do not fly or explode.
Examples of “safe and sane” fireworks includes:
- Ground spinners
Fire chiefs go through stringent testing of “safe and sane”
fireworks before they reach consumers. For example, spray fountain fireworks
may not project farther than 10 feet up. If the fire chief measures the
projection to go above that 10-foot mark, the firework will be rejected.
How Negligence Can Contribute to Injuries
Amusement park and stadium fireworks shows may use rocks and aerial launchers,
but these displays are illegal for the average citizen. "Safe and
sane” varieties are considered “tame” by enthusiasts,
and they are not as showy as fireworks launched by rockets or missiles.
Sadly, you may encounter fireworks purchased illegally, which can be dangerous.
If a person purchases illegal fireworks and causes and injury, that person
is not only responsible for their reckless behavior, but could also face
Our attorneys want to help you stay safe!
As you can see, fireworks of all varieties can cause severe injuries. From
burns to smoke inhalation, and in the worst possible cases, even death.
We at Biren Law Group encourage you to enjoy your summer and the upcoming
Fourth of July weekend, but to do so safely.
If you or a loved one has been injured by fireworks or during any other
summer celebration, do not wait to
seek legal counsel as soon as possible. Call (310) 896-4345 to speak with our team.