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:
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.
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:
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.