It is that joyous, patriotic celebratory time of the summer when we gather together and watch municipal firework shows. The calendar of fireworks shows is considerable when you consider they will take place in so many of our beautiful communities here in northern Michigan. But it is always helpful to remind ourselves of the inherent danger these fireworks shows do present. The best place to watch a fireworks show is at a distance the furthest possible so that you are located away from (a) the launch platform; and away from (b) the debris field. Incidents injuring spectators has happened (e.g., 1997 Charlevoix) and continues to occur each year. If the unfortunate occasion of fireworks show injury does occur, people are welcomed to contact Smith & Johnson, Attorneys, for a free consultation to learn more about their legal rights.

Authored by L. Page Graves