A Traumatic Brain Injury is an injury to the brain usually caused by a blow to the head or a sever blow to the body that causes the head to be jolted. TBI can be the result of a fall or from more serious trauma such as a car crash or from participation in sporting events.

What Are Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms?

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) manifests with both physical and psychological symptoms. TBI can be mild or severe in nature. Mild TBI symptoms include temporary changes in cognitive functioning; severe TBI may include amnesia or extended loss of consciousness. Symptoms do not always show up immediately after the event causing the injury, they can sometimes take days or even weeks to sow up.

Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries

Mild TBI symptoms may include:

  • Very short and temporary loss of consciousness;
  • Potentially no loss of consciousness, but symptoms of dizziness, confusion and disorientation;
  • Concentration or memory loss;
  • Loss of balance;
  • Dizziness;
  • Headaches;
  • Mood changes;
  • Light or sound sensitivity;
  • Nausea;
  • Vomiting;
  • Blurred vision;
  • Ringing in the ears or a bad taste in the mouth;
Anxiety or depression;
  • Drowsiness or fatigue; or
  • Difficulty sleeping or oversleeping;

Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injuries

Moderate and severe traumatic brain injury may include the same symptoms of a mild TBI, but may also include the following symptoms:

Extended loss of consciousness;
  • Extreme irritability;
  • Slurred speech;
  • Confusion;
  • Difficulty waking from sleep;
  • Loss of coordination;
  • Numbness or weakness in extremities;
  • Constant headaches;
  • Continual vomiting;
  • Nausea;
  • Seizures;
  • Dilated pupils;

Mild TBI can disrupt ordinary daily living activities. A severe TBI can seriously impair one’s ability to function and may cause them to require full time medical care.

Recovering Damages With Asheville Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys

Asheville Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys will assist you in recovering for personal injury, lost wages, pain and suffering, and medical bills. An attorney will negotiate with the insurance company of the at-fault party to reach a settlement or file a personal injury lawsuit if necessary.

Representing People With Mild and Severe Traumatic Brain Injuries

Minick Law, P.C.’s Asheville traumatic brain injury attorneys will help you handle the difficult and complicated TBI claim. Please Contact Us for a free consultation – 828-333-5024.

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