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Sparklers Present Serious Dangers

Sparklers are now a popular accessory at weddings and thousands of Americans purchase sparklers for the Fourth of July. Unfortunately, these sparklers are not as safe as some assume that they are. The widespread use of sparklers may seem to be a depiction that they are very safe to use, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Medical personnel say that many victims come into emergency rooms every year after suffering eye injuries from using sparklers. The sparks coming off of these rods can enter the eye, and chemicals will start to deteriorate the eye tissue promptly.

The tip of a sparkler can heat up to 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit, and the alkaline chemicals will eat away at the eye in moments. Shockingly, about half of all fireworks injuries are head injuries, and 30% of all head injuries are eye injuries. About one-fourth of all fireworks-related eye injuries result in permanent vision loss of blindness. One ophthalmologist says that every single Fourth of July he has to treat individuals for sparkler burns to the eye. He says that victims always come to the emergency room in excruciating pain.

Sparklers present serious dangers. In addition to eye injuries, some individuals will suffer hand injuries from the sparklers. Again, the burning part of the sparkler can heat up to 2,000 Fahrenheit which means that there is extreme potential for a burn injury. A person who tries to grasp the wrong end of the sparkler, or someone who is hit by the flaming rod can be severely burned.

If you want more information about sparkler injuries and seeking compensation in a personal injury lawsuit for an accident of this nature, then you need to talk to an attorney at Greenberg & Stein today. At this firm there are New York personal injury lawyers who can investigate your sparkler injury and may be able to help you seek damages for your injuries!