Contracts for fireworks displays need to address many different concerns
When people think of fireworks, the Fourth of July may be the first thing that comes to mind. While many communities will put on elaborate fireworks displays, there are many more events throughout the year that also contain some sort of fireworks production. Each will require extensive planning to ensure that the event is successful.
Part of this planning includes the fireworks contracts made between the companies and the people or organizations requesting the performance. Sporting events or concerts may want to have fireworks displays after important moments, and these can range from very short interludes to more expensive productions. Parties need to create agreements that carefully list the type of display that is required, and the costs associated with each display.
Frequently, problems arise when one side is not completely informed about their particular responsibilities under a contract. They may expect more fireworks than they originally requested, and become upset when the companies fail to deliver.
These breakdowns in communication can result in the parties winding up in the courtroom, arguing over each other's duties under the original contract. This can be extremely costly for both sides. Businesses cannot make money when they are stuck in court, so it is important that the agreements are carefully discussed during the planning stages.
This is a very time-sensitive industry. Often, many businesses and companies will enter into agreements well in advance in order to ensure that everything is in place long before the event happens. Businesses depend upon their customers to fulfill their obligations when they enter into a contract, because they may purchase supplies based on these orders.
These displays can quickly become very expensive, and the fireworks companies can spend a great deal of time choreographing the event. If the event is canceled or the parties wish to end the agreement, there should be clear language about the requirements in place on each side. If the parties do not protect themselves at this time, they could be left with a huge bill for production costs as well as the price of materials, and they may be unable to recover this from the event planners.
If you have questions about a legal issue connected to fireworks, you should contact an attorney who has experience in the industry. Due to the many rules and regulations that apply to these businesses, you need to work with someone who knows the issues that need to be addressed in each business deal. This will help you potentially limit your responsibilities should a dispute arise.