Anyone suffering from attention difficulties after a car accident should seek medical attention right away. Cognitive difficulties such as finding it hard to pay attention are common problems associated with head injuries sustained in motor vehicle crashes such as concussions and traumatic brain injuries. As frightening as it sounds, it is a fact that many car accident victims walk out of emergency rooms after being treated for visible injuries with serious head injuries that went unnoticed and undiagnosed.
It often times takes several days, weeks or even months for some symptoms of head injuries to present themselves. If you were involved in a car accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence and you are now noticing (or being told) that you have attention difficulties, you should schedule an appointment with a doctor who specializes in traumatic brain injuries. A traumatic brain injury or TBI can pose a host of problems ranging from being unable to work due to not being able to concentrate to causing seizure disorders that are potentially life-threatening.
You also should waste no time in speaking with an experienced California personal injury attorney who can advise you of your legal rights. If you do end up being diagnosed with a head injury that is affecting your life, your attorney can help you file a claim wherein you can be awarded monetary compensation for your injuries and any losses you’ve suffered due to the accident.
Living with a TBI Poses Numerous Challenges
Even a moderate traumatic brain injury can result in you having trouble working, maintaining relationships and functioning on your own without the assistance of others. One of the most common problems TBI patients face is the loss of short term memory. If you suffer from short term memory loss, virtually every aspect of your life will be negatively affected. For example, you may find it very difficult to drive as you might not be able to remember how to get to your destinations or you could even forget what you left home for. Working could prove especially challenging with short-term memory loss as obviously it would be difficult to remember tasks, what you’ve done already and what your goals are.
A person with a moderate to severe head injury commonly has problems with attention, concentration, speech & language, learning and memory, reasoning, planning and problem solving. The person also may be unable to focus or to attend to more than one task at a time.
It is challenging for neuropsychologists to predict how well a TBI patient may “recover” as there are many factors that come into play. Usually “recovery” or rehabilitation requires that the affected person take part in intensive, cognitive rehabilitation therapy that takes two approaches: Remediation and Compensation. The remediation approach focuses on improving skills the person has lost or has trouble with while the compensation aspect helps the patient learn to use different methods to achieve goals.
Why You Should Work with Hogan Injury
It is very important that you hire a California personal injury attorney with experience in handling cases involving serious head injuries like TBI. This way, you will be working with an attorney who understands how a brain injury can be life-changing. He or she also will be compassionate and empathetic knowing that the cognitive challenges you face are frustrating and are affecting all aspects of your life. You can rest assured that the attorneys working at Hogan Injury will fight hard on your behalf to ensure that you obtain all the compensation you are legally entitled to under law.
Our Bay Area personal injury lawyers routinely represent people like you who’ve sustained very serious injuries that robs them of their life quality. We will work hard to build a strong case for you so that we can prove that the accident that injured you was caused the negligence of another party. We also will put a realistic value on your injuries and other losses by consulting with doctors and other experts to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation you need to secure your now uncertain future.
Our San Francisco head injury attorneys are available 24/7 to speak with you. Contact us today via our website or by calling 866-205-4971 so we can provide you with a no-cost legal consultation.