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What Are the Most Common Types of Symptoms of a Brain Injury?

Traumatic brain injuries are mainly caused by heavy blows to the head or violent jolts. TBI can also steam from a shattered piece of the skull or foreign object entering the brain tissue. Mild traumatic brain injuries can vary in duration and physical effects while more severe brain injuries can create bruising, torn tissue, as well as bleeding and serious physical damage. 

The most serious of these injuries can result in life-long complications or death. TBI’s have a myriad of physical and psychological effects that can take time to develop. Victims who are suffering from a TBI due to negligent actions committed by another party are welcomed to contact our qualified brain injury attorneys at West Coast Trial Lawyers. We will assess your case to determine what necessary steps to take in order to get you the compensation you deserve. 

To schedule a free consultation, please contact our 24/7 legal team by calling 213-927-3700 or filling out our quick contact form.

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms

Physical symptoms

  • Dizziness or loss of balance 
  • Difficulty sleeping 
  • Headache 
  • Nausea or vomiting 
  • Fatigue or drowsiness 
  • Oversleeping 
  • Speech problems 
  • Loss of consciousness 
  • Disorientation

Sensory symptoms 

  • Sensitive to sound
  • Sensitive to light 
  • Blurred vision 
  • Bad taste in mouth
  • Inability to smell 
  • Blind spots or double vision 
  • Difficulty recognizing objects
  • Skin tingling 
  • Problems with balance  

Cognitive Symptoms 

  • Extreme confusion 
  • Slurred speech 
  • Coma and other disorders of consciousness 
  • Aggression and combativeness
  • Lack of awareness 
  • Lack of self-control 
  • Depression 
  • Anxiety 

Physical Complications

  • Seizures. Are an unfortunate side effect of a traumatic brain injury. They can appear any time after the injury and are sometimes referred to as post-traumatic epilepsy.  
  • Fluids in the brain. The brain can begin to swell after cerebrospinal fluid fills the empty spaces between the skull and brain.
  • Infections. Are caused by tears and rips in the brain that allow bacteria to enter the brain. 
  • Blood vessel damage. Damage to the bloodstream can cause a stroke, blood clots, and a cornucopia of issues.
  •  Vertigo. Extreme dizziness.      


  • Coma. People who are in a coma due to a brain injury are unconscious and can not respond to any outside stimuli. A coma can last anywhere from days to years. 
  • Vegetative state. Like a coma, a vegetative state puts you in an unconscious state. However, those who are in a vegetative state may make sounds or respond to reflexes. They may even enter a semi-conscious state. 
  • Brain death. This occurs when there is no activity happening in the brain. Being brain dead is irreversible and the body can not survive without the help of high-tech machinery.
  • Minimally conscious state. This is a condition of severely altered consciousness. In this state, people become less self-aware or aware of their environment.       

West Coast Trial Lawyers Is Here to Help

If you or a loved one were the victim of brain injury due to negligent acts committed by another individual, our skilled brain injury attorneys at West Coast Trial Lawyers will help you recover compensation for the losses you have suffered, including medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. 

We offer a free, no-obligation consultation at our firm. No fees are paid until your case has been settled. Reach out to our 24/7 legal team by calling 213-927-3700 or filling out our quick contact form.

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