4th-of-July-Firework-Liability

Legally reviewed by:
King Law
March 4, 2024

Summertime is full of excitement and fun in the sun. With the Fourth of July approaching, firework safety and regulations must be addressed. The state of North Carolina generally labels most fireworks illegal. An easy way to remember which fireworks are illegal is anything that leaves the ground or explodes. While they may seem to be innocent fun, bottle rockets, and firecrackers are indeed illegal to use. Even though you may have seen incredible fireworks displays at events or theme parks, these regulations apply to consumer use. Trained professionals may practice this art as they are experienced with performing these displays while maintaining a safe environment. Consumers must be aware of the types of fireworks they are purchasing and using.

Violating the fireworks laws in North Carolina can result in legal consequences, including fines or penalties. If you use illegal fireworks or legal fireworks in an unsafe manner, you may face charges or be held liable for any damages caused. The use of fireworks can be deemed to be a dangerous activity and users may be held strictly liable for damage to others or their property, even if the fireworks are legal. Fireworks can cause serious injuries, burns, and property damage if mishandled or used irresponsibly. The risks include burns, eye injuries, hearing damage, and even fires or explosions. It’s essential to follow safety guidelines and exercise caution when using any type of fireworks. This does not mean you cannot use fireworks of any type for the big holiday. Various types of legal fireworks are available for purchase. Furthermore, it is crucial to be aware of your fireworks laws and regulations to avoid penalties. You can check your local regulations on which fireworks are legal to use, just remember if they leave the ground or explode they are generally illegal.

The Fourth of July can be an incredible day with friends and family. If you are planning on using fireworks be sure to be safe and use reasonable care as you may be held strictly liable for your actions. If you, your property, or someone you know has been harmed by fireworks this summer you may have a claim.

King Law Offices is a full-service law firm with an outstanding team of professionals who work diligently, creatively, and compassionately on behalf of our clients each day. If you have a potential claim or one is being brought against you, contact King Law at 888-748-KING (5464) for a consultation. We have offices located across western North Carolina and upstate South Carolina. We are here to serve you and to guide you as we navigate this journey together.

Legally reviewed by:
King Law
Carolina Attorneys
March 4, 2024

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