Q: Even since my Vancouver motorcycle accident, I haven’t been able to think straight. What is going on?
Your Vancouver motorcycle accident may have happened days or even weeks ago.
Although you have gotten over the initial physical trauma, you are still feeling foggy. You cannot concentrate on basic tasks, such as work or even simple errands.
Rule Out Major Medical Issues
If you hit your head—even glancingly—during the crash, you may be suffering from a traumatic brain injury (TBI). If you have not already talked to a trusted physician about the accident, do so as soon as possible. Find out whether a TBI is causing your confusion and “brain fogginess.”
Those who have suffered a recent head injury are at significantly elevated risk for a variety of medical conditions, including the dreaded “second impact” injury. If the brain suffers a blow after a TBI, the second injury can touch off swelling in the brain and other life threatening conditions. Be sure to get a clear, coherent diagnosis to rule out any serious physical problems.
Lean on Other People and Systems
Another way to deal with confusion is to use crutches, such as written notes or other people to process information for you:
- If you are married, perhaps your spouse can take over key duties, like handling the family's finances.
- If you are employed, perhaps your boss can partner you with others or give you simpler assignments, while you recover.
- If you are alert and strong enough, manage your clarity by scheduling time to concentrate. Perhaps, since your crash, you can only think clearly for two or three hours a day. If so, figure out your most important life and work tasks. Then, schedule those tasks to coincide with your two or three “good hours.”
- Keep a journal, if you can. If you are caring for a loved one who got hurt in a Vancouver motorcycle accident, you can help him or her journal.
See Qualified Legal Counsel
If you have not retained a Vancouver motorcycle injury attorney, find one as soon as possible. Call the McComb Witten team today at 604-255-9018 to schedule a free consultation. Also, request our free report, The Inside Secrets ICBC Doesn't Want You to Know, to get clarity on how the ICBC really handles claims.