June 30, 2019
Fireworks on your 4th of July menu? Party hosts may be liable if a guest is injured
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Southfield, Mich. —June 28, 2019— A. Vince Colella, a civil rights and personal injury attorney at Moss & Colella, P.C., gets at least a few queries around the 4th of July from prospective clients who have been injured by fireworks, often at the home of neighbors or friends. Can they sue for damages? It depends, says Colella, who urges caution to party hosts who serve up fireworks as part of an Independence Day celebration.
“Homeowners may be found liable when a guest is injured from fireworks or other pyrotechnics set off as part of a summer gathering,” Colella said. “The case can depend not only on whether there was negligence of the part of the operator or host, but also on the behavior of the guest who was injured. Did they put themselves needlessly in harm’s way? Did they ignore warnings to stay a safe di..