Recognizing the symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury

Known to the medical field as a “silent epidemic,” brain injuries can be difficult to recognize due to their varied signs and symptoms, which many people are unable to recognize. As a result, a TBI may go undetected and untreated.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) classifies a TBI as one of the leading causes of disability and death in the U.S. An astounding 30 percent of all injury-related deaths are associated with a TBI, the CDC reports.

The majority of people who suffer a minor TBI recover quickly. But for some people, TBI symptoms can last for days, weeks, or longer. In general, recovery may be slower for older adults, young children, and teens. In severe cases, a TBI can lead to coma and even death. People who have had a TBI in the past are at greater risk of having another one and may find that it takes longer to recover if they have another.

Physical Symptoms:


Problems with balance

Nausea and/or vomiting

Low every level

Unequal pupils

Sensory Symptoms:

Blurred vision

Sensitivity to light or sound

Ringing in ears

Inability to smell

Bad taste in mouth

Cognitive Symptoms:

Difficulty remembering


Inability to concentrate

Mental fogginess

Loss of focus

Emotional Symptoms:

Easily angered or upset

Feeling nervous or anxious


Crying more than usual

Lack of interest in usual activities

It is important to realize that symptoms can vary depending on the area of the brain that is affected by the trauma, for example, if the occipital lobe is injured, symptoms will most likely be to appear in a person’s vision. However, if an injury occurs nearest the frontal lobe, injuries can range from a loss of simple movement to mood changes.

Some of these symptoms occur at the time of the injury. Other symptoms may not be noticed for days or months after the injury, when a person returns to their everyday life.

How The Carlson Law Firm Can Help

Taking legal action against the person or company responsible for your TBI will not change what has happened and cannot cure your or your loved one’s condition. It may however bring relief to some of the struggles you are facing. Securing compensation can help lessen some of the financial burden.

Contact us today to arrange a consultation with one of our experienced and knowledgeable Texas brain injury attorneys to learn more about your legal options. Our consultations are free and we only receive a fee for our services if we secure damages on your behalf.

A Carlson team member is available to speak with you 24/7. We care, we can help.


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