Thomas J. Ueberschaer, P.A.
Serving The Florida Panhandle : Free Consultations
local: 850-332-0476
toll-free: 877-313-6880
Contact Menu Search
Request A Free Consultation >
View Our Practice Areas

Bringing in the New Year with a BOOM in Florida can cause injury

New Year's Eve in Florida means a night of fun times with friends. It can mean heading out to a public firework display or going out to see a personal fireworks display. In both cases, safety is at the top of the must-do list.

Our readers in Florida might be familiar with the laws in the state regarding consumer fireworks. The law says that there are very few fireworks that can be used by someone who doesn't have a license. The approved consumer fireworks are limited to glow worms, smoke-only fireworks and sparklers. Fireworks that fly, lift off of the ground or explode are forbidden unless you have a permit.

According to Florida Statute 791, many fireworks aren't approved for the retail public. Despite that ban, it is sometimes possible for some people to get the forbidden fireworks. Those fireworks are considered unsafe for consumers. Some people might go as far as claiming they will use the explosives in mining or agricultural uses, which is legal if they are actually used in those manners.

If you are doing a home display of fireworks, make sure that you follow proper safety procedures. No child should be allowed to play with fireworks of any sort without proper supervision. A hose or bucket of water should be nearby in case of a fire.

Fireworks are very dangerous if they aren't used properly. Anyone who is injured at a fireworks display might opt to seek compensation. Whether the shooter is liable or the manufacturer is liable, presenting a strong case is the first step to getting the compensation the victim deserves.

Source: Orlando Sentinel, "Florida fireworks Q&A: What's legal — and not — for the Fourth" Joseph Freeman, Dec. 29, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Free Consultation Always | Contingency Fees Only | "Ask Tom" Today

All our work is done on contingency, so our clients don't have to worry about fees, which represent a percentage of the compensation they ultimately receive Contact us for a free consultation about your case.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Should you file a personal injury claim? Ask Tom.

Contact us today, or call 850-434-8778, to secure an initial consultation. If your serious injury prevents you from traveling to see us, we will come to you. Overnight messages and emails are promptly returned and we have two conveniently located law offices to serve you.

Pensacola Office
601 North Baylen Street
Pensacola, FL 32501

Toll Free: 877-313-6880
Phone: 850-332-0476
Phone: 850-434-8778
Fax: 850-469-1005
Pensacola Law Office Map

Panama City Office
929 Jenks Avenue
Panama City, FL 32401

Toll Free: 877-313-6880
Phone: 850-332-0476
Phone: 850-785-8011
Fax: 850-469-1005
Panama City Law Office Map

Review Us