A Florida burn injury lawyer notes that a high school principal may face charges for giving the go-ahead for a pyrotechnic performance at a Florida high school despite a school district-wide ban on indoor fires and pyrotechnics. The main performer at the show suffered serious burns and seven students were transported to the hospital following the performance suffering from smoke inhalation. When a burn or smoke injury is caused by the negligence of another person or company, a Florida burn injury attorney can help injured parties recover compensation for their damages.
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School Principal Approved Fire Show Despite School District Ban on Pyrotechnics
According to the New York Daily News, the performance was approved by the school principal despite an existing Palm Beach County School District-wide rule prohibiting the use of fire and pyrotechnics inside school buildings. One of the performers, who suffered serious burns during the ordeal, stated that a new type of oil used in the performance may have caused the fire to break out. The performer noted he had completed the same stunt numerous times before without incident.
It has not yet been determined if the school’s principal or any other school officials will face charges for their roles in approving and hosting the performance. A Fire Rescue official noted that about 20 students were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation, and seven students were transported to a local area hospital. About 2,000 students were present in the school’s gym at the time of the show, the website reported.
How a Florida Burn Injury Lawyer Can Help
If a victim suffers a burn or smoke injury caused by the wrongdoing or negligence of another party, he or she may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from their injuries, including:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income or ability to work
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish resulting from an injury
If a victim dies as a result of a burn or smoke injury caused by the wrongdoing or negligence of another, his or her family members may be able to pursue compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one. Wrongful death damages can include:
- Mental anguish, and pain and suffering from the loss of a loved one
- Loss of relationship or a loved one’s financial support
- Funeral expenses
- Conscious pain and suffering or a loved one prior to death
People who have been injured in a burn accident are advised to seek the advice of a Florida burn injury lawyer to help them protect their legal rights.
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