The Fourth of July is just about here. You are probably planning on meeting up with family and friends, maybe to take in a public fireworks display or to have a cookout. But before you go out for the Fourth, it is smart to know something about Alabama’s fireworks laws first and how to avoid being hurt by any. That way you can avoid the need to call on our Huntsville burn injury lawyers.
Alabama and Fireworks
A number of fireworks are legal within the state of Alabama. These include bottle rockets, sparklers, Roman candles, fountains, missiles, parachutes, sky flyers, wheels and spinners. However, there are restrictions on those with explosive power, who can buy them, and where they can be fired.
These fireworks restrictions include:
- Fireworks can only be purchased at certain times of the year. There are two periods for purchase: June 20 to July 10 or December 15 to January 1.
- Anyone purchasing fireworks must be 16 years or older, unless an adult is there with the minor.
- No one is allowed to buy or own a firework with more than two grains of explosive composition. This prevents the in-state purchase or ownership of the larger fireworks.
- Many towns and communities ban some or all fireworks. The best way to know what restrictions are in place is to call your local police or fire station.
- Fireworks can be banned if there is a drought in place. Check with your local fire station to see if a ban is in place.
- Sales of fireworks from a tent or a car is strictly prohibited.
What Do These Laws Mean for Your Fourth of July Fun?
If you and your family are planning on shooting off some fireworks, be aware of the laws in your area. Also, make sure you take all safety precautions when firing them off. A simple mistake can do a lot of damage.
A safer alternative is to take in one of the professional displays taking place in and around Huntsville on the Fourth.
The US Space and Rocket Center is holding its annual Fourth of July celebration this year. There will be family-friendly events starting at 9 a.m. thru 5 p.m. Then, at 9p.m., the fireworks will start. It is slated to be the biggest fireworks display ever shown in the area. Viewing is best from the perimeter of the facility as there is limited parking on site.
The Village of Providence is also putting on a fireworks display along with a free Music in the Park event. The event is entirely free and starts at 6 p.m. with fireworks after the sun goes down.
When Do You Call an Huntsville Burn Injury Lawyers?
If you or a loved one gets injured due to fireworks, you need to seek immediate medical help. Then, call an Huntsville burn injury lawyers. The legal team at Pitman & Petro Attorneys at Law can help.
Our offices are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. but we are available 24/7 to take your call at (256) 533-5000. You can also reach us through LiveChat online.