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  • According to District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services (FEMS), on this past July 4th, at least five people in D.C. were injured seriously enough to need medical attention:

    • In the 3900 block of Ames Street NE, a 15 year-old boy suffered severe burns and may suffer a left thumb amputation, due to a cherry bomb that exploded in this hand.
    • At the intersection of Alabama Avenue and G Street SE, a person suffered a right hand injury and may also suffer a thumb amputation, due to an injury from an unknown explosive.
    • In the 600 block of Taylor Street NW, due to a fireworks accident, a 17 year-old girl suffered minor burns to her torso, and a four year-old boy suffered superficial burns to his face.
    • In the 4000 block of 8th Street SE, a ten year-old boy was burned by a roman candle.

    A FEMS spokesperson reported that this actually was a relatively low-injury July 4th, due to the bad weather; typically, there are more injuries on the holiday.

    If you have been injured by fireworks due to the negligence of another – whether that is the manufacturer or the user of fireworks – then you should contact the personal injury attorneys at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C., for a free consultation.

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