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Children at risk for firework injuries

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The Fourth of July is a time for many to celebrate with family and friends by watching or lighting fireworks as an old-time tradition. Unfortunately, fireworks are very dangerous and can cause serious and sometimes fatal injuries.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children are most at risk for firework-related injuries. The center receives about 9,000 reports of injuries each year with 40 percent involving children 15 and younger.

Even sparklers, which appear to be kid-friendly and harmless, are extremely hazardous. Sparklers burn at 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit and are responsible for 27 percent of all firework injuries.

If you or someone you love has been injured by fireworks due to someone else’s negligence, contact the personal injury attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. at 800-242-2874 today.