Traumatic brain injuries are more common than people believe. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that an estimated 1.5 million U.S. residents sustain a TBI each year. Over 200,000 of those who sustain a TBI are hospitalized and survive. However, 50,000 people a year die because of TBI-related injuries.
The common causes for a TBI are motor vehicle crashes, violence, and slip-and-fall accidents. When a person endures a TBI, they can suffer from short-term and long-term injuries. These injuries can significantly affect individuals and their families due to high financial costs like medical bills, lost income, and physical therapy.
What Is Brain Fog?
While “brain fog” is not a medical term, it refers to the feeling of confusion, loss of memory, and difficulty concentrating. Brain fog can make you feel disoriented and sluggish. Your daily tasks seem increasingly difficult, and work, simple exercises, and childcare can feel extremely draining.
The stress you experience because of brian fog can significantly affect your life and those around you. While a traumatic brain injury has many symptoms, brain fog is often overlooked as forgetfulness or fatigue. However, brain fog is a serious symptom of a TBI, and if not actively treated, dangerous injuries and symptoms can develop.
What Causes Brain Fog?
Your skull protects your brain from most damage, but when a traumatic event causes you to jerk or experience a blow to the head, your brain can move inside the skull. The brain’s soft tissue can suffer harm from the impact and cause bruising and bleeding, which can cause brain fog.
Symptoms of brain fog can come from any of the following:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Coup-contrecoup injury
Experiencing any of the above injuries can have life-changing symptoms. Talking with your primary care physician is essential for your recovery. Your brain fog could suggest underlying problems that, if not actively treated, could cause you harmful debilitations.
Common Symptoms of TBIs and Brain Fog
Not all injuries sustained after an accident show themselves right away. While you can see a cut on your arm or a bruise on your leg, the damage to your brain that you experience is often subtle and can be mistaken for everyday frustrations. Unfortunately, if a TBI or brain fog is left to worsen progressively, disabilities and even death may occur.
Symptoms of TBIs and brain fog include:
- Mild depression
- Mood swings
- Trouble sleeping, insomnia
- Low motivation, lack of ideas
- Impaired cognitive function
- Low energy or fatigue
- Trouble concentrating
These symptoms can impact you and your loved ones’ lives. When you sustain short- and long-term injuries because of another person’s negligent behavior, you are entitled to hold them accountable for the damages you’ve incurred.
When Should I Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer?
After an accident caused by someone else’s recklessness, the financial obligations you’re forced to pay are expensive. If you suffer injuries and damage because of another person disregarding the rules of the road and your safety, you can seek compensation from the other party.
A personal injury attorney will help you through the claim and work so that your rights and intentions are respected. During a personal injury claim, a lot of documentation and evidence is necessary to establish the other person’s liability. There are countless other ways a personal injury lawyer can help your claim, including:
- Answering questions related to the settlement
- Conducting a fair and just investigation
- Establishing the other individual’s negligence and liability
- Discussing claims with insurance companies
- Negotiating settlement offers
- Reviewing legal documents
- Analyzing potential legal issues
There are many unfamiliar processes and terminology that come with a personal injury claim. When you work with an experienced attorney, you’ll have someone beside you who understands the intricacies of a personal injury case and can guide you through the process.
Trust the Law Offices of J.G. Winter for Your California Personal Injury Claim
If you or your loved one is suffering from brain fog or a traumatic brain injury and seeks to hold the responsible party accountable for the suffering you’ve incurred, contact an experienced California personal injury lawyer. The Law Offices of J.G. Winter works to offer clients personal and dependable legal guidance.
After losing his mother in a car accident, Attorney Jeremy G. Winter treats every client as a reminder to always fight for justice. With the slogan “I care because I’ve been there,” Attorney Jeremy Winter wants to make sure that those who suffer the pain and frustration of an accident caused by someone else’s negligence are given the opportunity to seek justice.
Call (844) 734-2626 or fill out our contact form for a free consultation.