Brain Fog After an Accident: What it Means
Oftentimes, we have clients who say they walked away from their accident feeling uninjured, only to have symptoms such as neck pain, headaches, back and shoulder pain, and vertigo, occur days, weeks, or even months later.
Another unexpected symptom that many of our clients experience is brain fog, often related to head trauma from their accident. Accidents, such as car crashes and slip and falls, can result in the injured party feeling confused and/or disoriented, symptoms which are indicative of brain fog.
What is Brain Fog?
Brain fog can explain why you are feeling confused or disoriented after your accident. The term “brain fog” is used to describe a collection of symptoms. These symptoms include reduced mental acuity and cognition, loss of short and long-term memory, and the inability to multitask or concentrate. If you are experiencing brain fog, you may be finding that your thinking is slower. You also may find that you aren’t able to keep up with your day-to-day tasks. Work, childcare, household chores, simple exercises, etc. can become difficult when you are suffering from brain fog. You may be in a position where you are able to seek larger compensation for your injuries.
What Causes Brain Fog?
8 mph is enough to force in an impact to damage soft tissue in the brain, which can explain why someone might walk away from just being in an auto accident feeling just fine, only to develop symptoms later on.
Brain fog is a symptom that can occur as a result of one or more of the following injuries:
- Concussion (Mild, Moderate, and Severe)
- Coup- Contrecoup Injury
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI)
If you have one of these injuries and your symptoms do not resolve within six to twelve months, seek medical attention. Lingering symptoms may be indicative of a much more serious medical condition; such as chronic whiplash syndrome, post-concussion syndrome, or neurocognitive disorder due to traumatic brain injury.
Brain Fog Without an Injury to the Head
If you are experiencing brain fog after your accident and you weren’t diagnosed with a head trauma-related injury, it is possible that your injury slipped under the radar. Head-related injuries can be difficult to diagnose. Their symptoms often don’t occur until days, weeks, or months after the accident. Symptoms of an undiagnosed head-related injury include sensory issues, changes in behavior, headaches, and cognitive difficulties. If you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms and have not been diagnosed before with an injury to the head, contact medical professional services immediately.
Contact Us Today
If you are suffering from brain fog after an accident, call our office to find out how we can help. We know that a financial reward cannot heal your injuries. But, relief from the stress of economic and personal worries can ease your concerns about recovery. You might be able to pursue legal action and seek financial assistance for help with your medical bills and related expenses.
Head trauma cases can lead to a wide range of settlement or award amounts, depending in part on the type of head injury you suffered, the length of your recovery, the severity of the injury, the toll the injury has taken on your personal life, related circumstances and even who you retain as legal counsel. Our personal injury lawyers at Hancock Injury have worked on varied head trauma cases and obtained fair and just compensation for the victims of injury accidents. Call us today or fill out our online contact form and we will get back to you right away.