Virginia Fireworks Injury Lawyer | Virginia Fireworks Accident Lawsuit
Many Virginians light fireworks to celebrate July 4th, New Year’s, and other holidays. Unfortunately, fireworks displays can end in tragedy by causing devastating burns, disfigurements, lacerations, and other catastrophic injuries.
At The Cochran Firm, we provide legal representation for Virginia residents who have been seriously injured by others’ negligence when setting off and disposing of fireworks. We also provide representation to families of those who have died as a result of fireworks-related injuries in Virginia.
Common legal claims that may arise related to fireworks injuries include:
- Residents standing in designated safe zones at fireworks displays injured by fireworks
- Individuals injured by fireworks leftover from large fireworks displays
- City or municipal fireworks display injures individuals
- Professional fireworks exploding close to an individual, causing catastrophic injuries
- Failure to supervise fireworks discharge
- Failure to provide adequate protection to fireworks display attendees
- Failure to warn attendees of the dangers of fireworks
- Pyrotechnics and other fireworks displays explode prematurely
If You’ve Been a Fireworks Injury Victim in Virginia:
What are common fireworks injuries?
Burns are the most common type of personal injury caused by fireworks. Other types of fireworks injuries include loss of fingers, hands, feet, and other serious bodily injuries. Contusions and lacerations have also been common reasons for fireworks-related emergency room visits.
What are the Virginia fireworks laws?
There are numerous laws regarding the sale and use of fireworks in Virginia and they may change. Accordingly, please consult with a fire department official or an attorney prior to purchasing or using fireworks in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
In Virginia, fireworks are illegal unless part of a public display that has been granted a permit. Backyard fireworks and private displays are not allowed without permits. Violators who possess or use fireworks can be subjected to fines and misdemeanor charges. Transporting fireworks across state lines is also illegal in Maryland.
The following fireworks are legal in Virginia:
- Pharaoh’s serpents
- The following types of fireworks are illegal in Virginia:
- Fireworks that rise into the air and explode or fire projectiles in to the air
Contact a Virginia Fireworks Injury Lawyer
The Cochran Firm provides legal representation to Virginia residents who have been seriously injured by fireworks and firework-related devices. Please contact our team of seasoned attorneys at 202-682-5800 in order to receive a free case evaluation. All initial inquiries carry no obligation and are completely confidential.