What are the signs and symptoms of a traumatic brain injury (TBI)?

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A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when blunt force trauma causes damage to the brain. The severity of a TBI can be classified as mild, moderate, or severe, depending on the amount of time the victim remains unconscious. A possible brain injury should be taken very seriously—a person can seem fine one moment and be critically ill the next. If someone you know has been in a Kentucky car crash or some other accident and suffered a blow to the head, it is important to look out for common signs and symptoms of a TBI and get medical help at the first sign of trouble. Following are the symptoms of a mild, moderate, and severe TBI :

Symptoms of a Mild TBI:

  • Loss of consciousness for a small amount of time
  • Headache
  • Confusion
  • Lightheadedness
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Sensitivity to light or sound
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Unusual tiredness
  • Trouble with thinking, memory, or concentration
  • A bad taste in the mouth
  • Mood changes
  • Change in sleeping habits


Symptoms of a Moderate or Severe TBI:

  • Loss of consciousness that last for hours
  • Persistent headache that gets worse
  • Repeated vomiting or nausea
  • Increased agitation or confusion
  • Slurred speech
  • Loss of coordination
  • Seizures
  • Numbness in legs or arms
  • Inability to wake up from sleep
  • Enlarged pupils


If you have suffered a Kentucky brain injury due to the negligence of another, contact a Louisville brain injury lawyer right away for legal assistance.  At Gray and White Law, we understand the costs of a TBI, both financially and emotionally. Our compassionate and experienced attorneys have a long history of helping accident victims obtain the compensation they deserve for their injuries—they may be able to help you too.  Contact our office today at 888-450-4456 to schedule your free case evaluation.