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Emotional Trauma after a Pool Accident

Unfortunately, swimming pool accidents are fairly regular occurrences, especially during the summer. While many people consider the physical harm that such accidents can cause, the emotional trauma that accompanies such accidents can be just as burdensome and difficult to recover from, if not more so. The emotional trauma that can result after a pool accident, especially one that involved drowning or near drowning, can last a very long time or even cause permanent psychological damage. While our team at Ritter & Associates knows that San Diego residents suffering from emotional trauma often face numerous expenses and difficulties, such harm can often be covered in a personal injury claim.

Side Effects of Emotional Trauma

When a person is traumatized, he or she has gone through an experience that can leave emotional and psychological scars. Though you might not see the physical scarring, emotional trauma caused by a swimming pool accident can leave side effects like:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety / paranoia
  • Nightmares / illusions
  • Mood swings
  • Fear of water (in this case)
  • Anti-social behavior
  • Weight loss / gain

These side effects can be difficult for anyone to handle. As the victim of a swimming pool accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you have been through enough and shouldn’t have to cope with emotional trauma or losses on your own.

Contact a Personal Injury Attorney in San Diego

If you have been physically or emotionally traumatized by, or lost a loved one in a pool accident, then you could be due compensation to help pay for therapy, among other expenses. Contact the attorneys of Ritter & Associates today at (619) 296-0123 to talk about the compensation that may be your due.

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