Common Symptoms of TBIs & How to Prevent Them

Published on May 17th, 2019

Traumatic brain injuries often referred to as a TBI, occur from the result of a violent blow to the head. TBIs can also be the result of an object that penetrates the brain tissue, such as a piece of skull that caves in or a bullet. While not all TBIs result in permanent damage, more serious injuries can cause lifelong complications. Our personal injury lawyer in Mokena has seen firsthand the devastating effects that TBIs have on the injured as well as friends and family members.

Here are some common symptoms of mild TBIs that signify you should contact your doctor.

Physical Symptoms

Physical signs that a TBI has occurred include headaches, dizziness, difficulty sleeping, speech problems, fatigue, a state of being disoriented, a loss of consciousness that lasts up to a few minutes, or sleeping more than usual. If you notice any of the above symptoms, visit a doctor as soon as possible.

Sensory Symptoms

Be aware of sensory symptoms, including blurred vision, ears that are ringing, a bad taste in your mouth, or changes in your ability to smell. You may also notice that you are more sensitive to light and sound.

Mental Symptoms

Mental symptoms include feeling anxious, depressed, mood swings and having trouble concentrating or remembering certain things.

Prevention Tips

In order to reduce your chances of developing a TBI, always wear a helmet while on a motor vehicle or bicycle. You should also always wear a seatbelt and never drive under the influence.

If you or a loved one has suffered from a TBI, don’t hesitate to contact our personal injury lawyers in Mokena for assistance.

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