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

While every individual instance of traumatic brain injury is different, there are some symptoms that typically arise or present themselves in the event that someone has suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Some of these symptoms may include loss and/or impairment of memory, executive functioning, cognitive difficulties (including problems with thinking clearly and processing information), speech problems, personality changes, fatigue, and depression, among others.

Often times symptoms from a minor brain injury may be classified as Post-Concussive Disorder, particularly if the symptoms eventually go away. Nonetheless, these symptoms can be deliberating and have a major impact on your life. 

In order to fully determine whether or not someone is suffering from a traumatic brain injury, the injured party should seek medical attention from someone who specializes in brain injuries, such as a neurologist or a neuropsychologist.

In some cases, MRIs or CT scans do not show any abnormalities so it is important to consult with an expert if you experiencing symptoms of a TBI.

Chris Davis
Top-rated, award-winning, attorney practicing wrongful death & serious injury law in Seattle.