Firework Accident Injuries: The Impact of Long-Lasting Trauma

Every year, the Fourth of July brings about many individuals to partake in celebrations, mostly involving firework displays. While countless events go without incident, there are some situations in which fireworks can become dangerous, resulting in serious injuries.

Whether they are from the sparks of the fireworks, defects with the product, or any other situation, injuries can be severe. In addition, accidents involving fireworks can also result in long-term trauma in which a person is affected emotionally.


Whether the celebration is for Independence Day, New Year’s, or any other event, fireworks can become a source of fear if someone is injured by them. This could impact how a person reacts when seeing or hearing them, typically with fear and anxiety.

When a survivor is unaware that fireworks will be going off at an event—such as at a sporting event—it could bring about derealization or other results from severe anxiety. Even instances where loud sounds occur similar to fireworks can trigger anxiety and fear.


Seasonal Affective Disorder is often a result of trauma and it can cause change in mood or depression around the same time each year. In instances of trauma, this is typically around the anniversary date of the accident.

This means survivors may experience behavioral changes around the same holidays or events that caused the initial trauma. Whenever this happens, it can lead to trouble sleeping, appetite changes, low energy, loss of interest in activities, and more.

Typically, survivors can take legal action when the injuries are caused by negligence resulting from a firework accident. This can be helpful in seeking compensation to cover therapy costs, rehabilitation, medical expenses, and more.

Our personal injury attorneys at Hare Wynn may be able to help. Call us today if your firework accident injury was the result of negligence.

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