Collecting will be the next challenge for plaintiffs lawyers who won a nearly $16 million verdict against a fireworks company after a two-day default trial in the Northwest Georgia city of Dalton before Whitfield County State Court Judge Scott Minter.

The case goes back to an at-home fireworks display on July 4, 2018, according to summaries filed by both sides in the consolidated pretrial order. Harringson Zelaya, the plaintiff, was standing off to the side of a firework. His stepfather lit it, expecting it would explode upward as planned. Instead, it went sideways.