With the Fourth of July holiday taking place this week, there will be many celebrations on the day and throughout the weekend. With that in mind, it is important to make sure that you are taking the appropriate safety measures if you plan to use fireworks because serious injury may occur.

Each state in the U.S. has its own rules regarding fireworks and some states do not allow them at all. If they are allowed to be purchased in your state, there is most likely an age requirement.

A few safety tips for using fireworks include, lighting them outdoors only, keeping water nearby, never using homemade fireworks, and make sure that a sober person is lighting the firework.

The Kansas City personal injury lawyers of The Pottenger Law Firm LLC are wishing you and your family and a fun and safe Fourth of July. To read more tips, visit Reuters online today.