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Whether you were injured in a car accident, you suffered a bad fall at work, or you slipped and fell at a store or in another public location, if the pain is minor at first, it can be easy to brush it off. Unfortunately, sometimes people do not realize the extent of head injuries until much later. Our personal injury attorneys would like to help you understand the facts about traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and recognize the signs.

  • Loss of consciousness after the injury is one sign that you may have suffered a TBI.
  • Vision problems are another sign of a potential TBI. This includes blurred vision, blindness, double vision, and light sensitivity.
  • Someone with a TBI may also experience headaches.
  • Balance problems and feelings of dizziness are also symptoms of a possible TBI.
  • Someone who has suffered a TBI may also have memory problems, confusion, or difficulty concentrating. Judgment skills may also be impaired.
  • Changes in personality or strange emotional reactions may also accompany a TBI. For example, if someone gets angry easier or laughs inappropriately, trauma to the brain may explain the strange response.
  • Because the brain is such a complex organ, generally only a portion of the brain will suffer trauma. This will result in different symptoms depending upon the person. If, after a head injury, the person has difficulty moving a certain body part or performing certain everyday tasks, such as talking, walking, or swallowing, the person should visit a doctor right away.
  • While many of these signs appear soon after the injury, symptoms may not be evident for weeks or even months after the injury. Do not assume it is nothing serious because the symptoms do not appear right away.

If you fear you have suffered a TBI, visit a doctor right away, and then contact us.