What are common symptoms of a traumatic brain injury?

July 5, 2022 | Personal Injury

Traumatic brain injury is a type of catastrophic injury that affects many Floridians. It can develop after a serious car accident, fall or even an act of deliberate violence. It’s important to distinguish the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury.

How serious are traumatic brain injuries?

traumatic brain injury (TBI) can range in severity depending on the blow a person suffers to the head. With lesser impact, a TBI can be mild and temporary. However, it could also be a severe, permanent, even disabling injury in the worst-case scenario.

Many people suffer mild TBIs like concussions. Even milder injuries can dramatically change a person’s life. Recent studies have found that even when a TBI is considered mild, it could have lasting effects on a person’s thinking, learning and memory abilities. A small percentage of people affected by mild TBIs even suffer cognitive impairment.

What are the symptoms of traumatic brain injury?

TBIs can result in a combination of any of the following symptoms:

  • Headaches
  • Fatigue or drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Speech problems
  • Sensitivity to light and sound
  • Blurred vision
  • Tinnitus
  • Changes in taste and smell
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Insomnia or sleeping too much
  • Mood swings
  • Memory problems
  • Confusion
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Numbness or weakness
  • Pupil dilation
  • Seizures
  • Loss of coordination
  • Coma

What should you do if you suffer a head injury?

After an accident of any kind, if you have suffered a head injury, it’s important to seek immediate medical treatment. Even the mildest TBI can drastically change your life. Ignoring it by assuming it will get better over time is a mistake. Many people believe that mild concussions resolve, but that doesn’t necessarily happen.

Even mild TBIs can bring about serious symptoms. Never ignore them as they can have long-lasting effects.


Jared K. Newman Esq. is the Managing Partner of the Personal Injury division at South Florida Law, PLLC. Mr. Newman is an experienced civil litigation attorney who has dedicated his practice to representing those injured while driving, walking, at work or elsewhere due to the negligence of others. He is an experienced advocate for his clients against insurance companies that refuse to pay fair and just compensation for the injuries caused by their insureds. His expertise in litigation rounds out the capabilities that form the personal injury practice area of the firm. Born and raised in Miami, Florida, he received his bachelor’s degree in Criminology from the University of Florida and his Juris Doctorate from South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas. Mr. Newman has been a member of the Florida Bar since 2010.