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COMPTON: Aaron Carreto Loses Hand After Fireworks Explodes In His Hand After Neighbor Tossed It


Jul 22, 2019

Aaron Carreto Compton: Aaron Carreto Loses Hand After Compton Fireworks Explodes In His Hand After Neighbor Tossed It

COMPTON, CALIFORNIA (July 22, 2019) – A young boy celebrating his 10th birthday identified as Aaron Carreto was seriously injured after a neighbor allegedly tossed a lit firework at him.  

The force of the blast caused Aaron Carreto to lose his left hand and left his right hand with injuries. Aaron Carreto was rushed to the Long Beach Memorial Hospital before being transferred to the UCI Medical Center to undergo surgery. 

The 10-year-old victim has continued to make progress from his hospital bed, but still has a long road to recovery. A Go Fund Me page has been set up to help cover Aaron Carreto’s medical expenses. 

An investigation into the incident remains ongoing at this time. 

Liability In Fireworks Accidents

Property owners have a legal responsibility to act reasonably and take steps to avoid causing accidents. According to the California Civil Code § 1714 subsection (a), “Everyone is responsible, not only for the result of his or her willful acts, but also for an injury occasioned to another by his or her want of ordinary care or skill in the management of his or her property or person, except so far as the latter has, willfully or by want of ordinary care, brought the injury upon himself or herself.” 

Any person that is injured due to the negligence of someone tossing a firework may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. A personal injury attorney can investigate all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are. There are, however, statute of limitations associated with being able to file a claim, so it’s important to act quickly. 

Getting Help After A Firework Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to Aaron Carreto as he continues to recover. The people responsible for this tragedy need to be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to the Los Angeles police department as they continue their investigation. We strongly encourage everyone to donate to the victim’s Go Fund Me page. 

If you or someone that you love has been injured in an accident due to the negligence of another person you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need to fully recover. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need help bringing criminals to justice we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.

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