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Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can have serious, potentially life-altering consequences, whether resulting from a car accident, a fall, or other incidents. Though, recognizing the symptoms of TBIs can be difficult. The symptoms of traumatic brain injuries are categorized based on the severity of the injury, classified as mild, moderate, or severe. Here are the common symptoms for each type of traumatic brain injury.

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms

A mild TBI, also commonly referred to as a concussion, is characterized by a brief change in mental status or consciousness at the time of injury. Symptoms of a mild TBI include:

  • Disorientation and dizziness
  • loss of consciousness for less than 30 minutes
  • Headaches
  • difficulty thinking
  • memory problems
  • attention deficits
  • mood swings
  • frustration

Moderate and Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms

While someone suffering from a moderate or severe TBI may also experience the same symptoms of a mild TBI, they can also experience the following:

  • An extended period of unconsciousness
  • Amnesia
  • Significant cognitive impairments
  • Physical changes
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Seizures
  • Impaired social functioning
  • Vomiting and nausea

Seek Medical Attention

It's crucial to note that all TBIs, regardless of their classification, should be taken seriously and require immediate medical attention. The symptoms of even a mild TBI can last for several months or longer, and a severe TBI can have life-long implications.

Even if you feel fine after a fall or accident, you should visit a medical professional because symptoms may not appear immediately after an injury.

Protect Your Rights

After receiving medical attention, contact a trusted personal injury attorney who can guide you through recovery and protect your rights. At Effres & Effres, we have helped victims of accidents file compensation claims to cover their short-term and long-term losses.

If you or a loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury because of someone else’s negligence, call Effres & Effres at (818) 222-9720 for a free consultation.

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