Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms

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At the Law Offices of Michael Withey, we help traumatic brain injury (TBI) victims get the compensation they need and deserve. Seattle injury attorney Michael Withey has more than 40 years of courtroom experience, and he has successfully represented TBI victims and their families. He obtained a very significant recovery for a doctor struck from behind while riding her bicycle home from UW Hospital. Even though she was wearing a helmet, she suffered significant brain damage that resulted in her having to change career paths. Mr. Withey recently settled a case involving a young woman who suffered a mild traumatic brain injury in an automobile accident for over $1 million.  We understand the challenges you will face as you adjust to life with a traumatic brain injury. Let us work to protect your legal rights, so you can focus on moving forward.

Symptoms of Mild TBI

Traumatic brain injury occurs when sudden trauma to the head disrupts normal brain functioning. TBI symptoms can appear immediately or may not appear until days or weeks later. According to the Mayo Clinic, symptoms of mild TBI often include:

  • Temporary loss of consciousness, for a few seconds to a few minutes
  • Feeling dazed, disoriented or confused
  • Dizziness or loss of balance
  • Memory problems
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Headache
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Sensory problems, such as blurred vision or ringing in the ears
  • Sensitivity to sound or light
  • Changes in mood or mood swings
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Feeling drowsy or fatigued
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Sleeping more than usual

If you experience any TBI symptoms after sustaining a blow to the head, you should seek medical attention immediately.

Symptoms of Moderate to Severe TBI

According to the Mayo Clinic, victims of moderate to severe traumatic brain injury may experience symptoms of mild TBI, as well as the following:

  • Loss of consciousness for several minutes to hours
  • Profound confusion
  • Unusual behavior, such as agitation or combativeness
  • Slurred speech
  • Inability to wake from sleep
  • Weakness or numbness in fingers or toes
  • Loss of coordination
  • Persistent or worsening headache
  • Nausea or repeated vomiting
  • Seizures or convulsions
  • Pupil dilation in one or both eyes
  • Clear fluids draining from the ears or nose

Depending on the severity of your injury, you may need costly ongoing treatment and care and may be unable to return to work or to the same type of work.

Let Us Fight for You

If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury in a car accident, construction accident or due to a faulty product, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We can help you stand up to the negligent individual, corporation and/or governmental agency responsible for your injury. To learn more about your legal rights, contact Seattle injury lawyer Michael Withey today for a free initial consultation.