Fireworks in North Carolina (NC) and Virginia (VA) Pose Danger | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

There were at least 300 calls to 911 operators in the Virginia Beach, Virginia (VA) and the Outer Banks (NC) areas on July 4, all of which dealt with the illegal use of fireworks. With the dry climate many brushfires were also called in from Portsmouth, Virginia (VA), Chesapeake, Virginia (VA), and Manteo, North Carolina (NC). Some of these brushfires were even caused by professional pyrotechnics. Norfolk, Virginia (VA) authorities confiscated over $15,000 worth of fireworks from people illegally selling them to Virginia (VA) residents. These profiteers may receive 12 months in jail and fines of up to $2,500. Fireworks may be fun to watch and use during the holidays, but can be very dangerous and cause serious personal injuries, burns, eye injuries or permanent scarring. Faulty and defective fireworks can also lead to products liability claims, if they cause injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence or carelessness of others, please call our law firm.

About the Editors: Shapiro & Appleton& Duffan personal injury law firm is based in Virginia (VA), near the NE North Carolina (NC) border and handles car,truck,railroad, and medical negligence cases and more. Our lawyers proudly edit the Virginia Beach Injuryboard, Norfolk Injuryboard, and Northeast North Carolina Injuryboard as a pro bono public information service. Lawyers licensed in: VA, NC, SC, WV, DC, KY.