Tips for a Safe and Happy July Fourth!


The Fourth of July is a cherished American holiday that marks the beginning of our summer festivities. However, with the day's excitement comes an increased risk of injury. Every year, people of all ages suffer injuries.

To help you and your loved ones stay safe, our Milwaukee attorneys have complied five essential safety tips to keep in mind:

Five Safety Tips for a Safe Fourth of July

  1. Handle Fireworks with Caution

  • Protect Yourself: Use eye and hand protection to prevent injuries.

  • Keep a Safe Distance: Hold fireworks at arm’s length and never try to relight a “dud.”

  1. Use Legal Fireworks Only

  • Check Legality: Ensure fireworks are legal in your area before purchasing.

  • Avoid Unsafe Products: Steer clear of fireworks wrapped in brown paper, as they are intended for professional use and can be dangerous.

  1. Supervise Children, Especially with Sparklers

  • No Fireworks for Young Kids: Young children should not handle fireworks.

  • Sparklers are Hot: Sparklers burn at over 1200 degrees and can cause severe injuries to children under 5.

  1. Keep Hoses and Buckets of Water Nearby

  • Fire Prevention: Always have water sources available to extinguish fires.

  • Proper Disposal: Soak spent fireworks in water before disposing of them to prevent trash fires.

  1. Avoid Alcohol

  • Stay Sober: Alcohol and fireworks do not mix. Never ignite fireworks while under the influence.

  • Be Aware of Drunk Drivers: Stay vigilant for impaired drivers, including boat operators, during celebrations.

Have you been injured in an accident this holiday?

Everyone at Hupy and Abraham, S.C. hopes you and your loved ones have a happy, fun and safe Fourth of July. But, if you experience a Wisconsin accident this holiday weekend caused by a faulty product or another party, please contact the personal injury lawyers of Hupy and Abraham. Call us for a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation at 414-223-4800 or start a live chat 24/7 at


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