California news reveals that a major fireworks accident that injured dozens of spectators is now under investigation. According to reports, the accident occurred at a Fourth of July celebration in Simi Valley. Shortly after the start of the Simi Valley Rotary Club Independence Day show, fireworks launched into a crowd of 8,000 to 10,000 onlookers gathered on a soccer field.
The focus of the investigation is on a collapsed launching platform.
Simi Valley police noted: "What we understand is potentially one of the launching stations fell over, resulting in ignited fireworks going into the crowd."
Roughly 35 people were injured, suffering shrapnel wounds, chest pains, trauma and other personal injuries.
While fireworks displays are generally safe, this accident serves as a reminder of potential dangers. If you have been injured in any type of accident, it is important to contact a skilled San Francisco personal injury attorney right away. A knowledgeable accident attorney can begin an investigation into all of the potential factors that may have caused or contributed to any one incident. Many times, it may be possible to recover damages for your injuries.
Where accidents occur on another's property, you may be able to file a premises liability lawsuit for injuries due to "unreasonably dangerous" conditions. Here, while people may recognize some risk in attending a fireworks display, most do not anticipate the risk of fireworks entering the crowd. Whether negligence was involved in the accident will likely be investigated. Bay Fireworks, the company responsible for the display issued a statement providing that it "will conduct a thorough and complete investigation of this incident and make our findings available to the public."
If you have questions or have been injured in a serious personal injury accident, contact the top San Francisco personal injury lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson LLP for an immediate consultation.