If you suffer a traumatic brain injury in a car wreck, a slip and fall or perhaps on the sports field, you may suffer a host of interrelated issues including cognitive problems.
Cognition relates to the act of knowing or thinking. It allows people to make judgments and to choose, remember, understand, and use information selectively.
The key cognition skills are listed in an article on Brainline. they are:
- Concentration and attention
- Processing information and understanding it;
- Communicating with others;
- Skills like organizing, planning, and assembling;
- Judgement, reasoning, solving problems and making decisions.;
- Controlling your impulses and desires and exercising patience.
A traumatic brain injury, depending on its nature and severity can impact many of these functions. That’s why if you have suffered a brain injury in an auto accident, you may struggle to keep your job and relationships with family members may suffer. Any compensation award should reflect your altered state.
It’s common for people who suffer a TBI to suffer from issues with their attention, speech, and language, concentrating, learning and memory, planning, reasoning, and problem-solving.
If you suffered a traumatic brain injury, you may struggle to focus or pay attention. You may not be able to attend to more than one task at any given time. These cognitive problems may cost you your job or you may drop out of an academic course.
The cognitive problems can mean you are restless or get distracted easily.
You may find it difficult to complete a project or to work on more than one task at any given time.
People who have suffered a TBI may find it difficult to carry on an involved conversation or to work on more than one task at any given time.
Attention skills are seen as a key factor leading to better memory. People who lack attention can suffer from a host of additional problems.
A TBI can slow your reactions in a number of ways. It may take you longer to get dressed.
Tasks like driving may be difficult for a TBI sufferer. In some cases, a driver may react too slowly to stop at red lights or stop signs. You should not drive until your vision and reaction times have been tested by a specialist.
A traumatic brain injury is one of the most serious things that can happen to you in a car, truck, bus or motorcycle wreck. If another driver was to blame, it’s vital to recover the most for your medical needs.
If you have suffered a TBI in a car, truck or motorcycle wreck or on the sports field, please call the Law Office of Michael West at (404) 913-1529.