As a Bastrop car crash lawyer, I regularly work with clients who have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in car, truck, or motorcycle collisions as well as pedestrian, bicycle, and slip and fall accidents. These injuries are devastating because they can cause long lasting impairments including changes in personality, behavior, cognitive abilities, and physical capabilities.
Traumatic brain injuries are classified as mild, moderate, or severe, with mild injuries being the most common. Although classified as mild by medical professionals, a mild TBI is a serious injury that can have long-lasting impact.
Symptoms of a mild TBI may be subtle and go unnoticed at first. Some of the following symptoms might be present immediately after a mild TBI:
- Dizziness or vertigo
- Lack of awareness of surroundings
- Nausea (with or without memory loss)
Later signs of a mild TBI are:
- Persistent mild headache
- Difficulty concentrating
- Easily tired
- Intolerant to light or problems focusing vision
- Intolerant to noise
- Ringing ears
- Easily irritated or frustrated
A person who has suffered a mild TBI often seems normal which makes the diagnosis very easy to miss. Many times, friends and family notice the symptoms before the injured person realizes there is a problem. These symptoms can last for weeks or months and the recovery may be quite slow. If you or a loved one has suffered a TBI in a motor vehicle accident or some other type of serious accident call me, Bastrop car accident lawyer David Todd, at 512-472-7799 for a free consultation. You may also wish to download a free copy of my book Seven Deadly Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Texas Accident Case for additional information.