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What Are 5 Symptoms of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury?


TBI test on a young patient

In some persons, after an accident, symptoms may not manifest immediately. Generally, the symptoms of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury improve with time, and in some cases, it takes only a couple of weeks to feel better. When diagnosed with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, you should seek the service of a professional brain injury lawyer.

The symptoms of mild brain injury may affect your mental and physical senses, and they differ from one patient to another. It may also affect your social behavior and sleep pattern. 

For instance, you may feel headaches and nausea within the first week. A week after, you may find it difficult to interact with people and could get easily irritated or vexed.

What is Mild Traumatic Brain Injury?

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury is described as a psychological disruption that is often traumatically induced. It could result from accidents such as slips and falls, car accidents, et cetera.

Symptoms of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Here, you will find a breakdown of the symptoms of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and how they can affect you. 

As we mentioned earlier, the symptoms of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury may affect your physical and mental senses, social behavior, and sleep pattern. 

How Each Symptom Can Affect You: 

Physical Stress

  • Disturbance from light and sounds
  • Dizziness and loss of balance
  • Fatigue
  • Headache or migraine
  • Nausea

Mental Senses

  • Loss of attention and concentration
  • Sluggishness
  • Muzziness
  • Active memory or explicit memory problems
  • Distorted thoughts

Social Behaviour

  • Depression
  • Quick anger and irritation
  • Anxiety and paranoia
  • Very emotional


  • Insomnia
  • Shorter sleep
  • Extended sleep

These symptoms may be difficult to distinguish as they are similar to other health issues. 

However, after a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, patients may:

  • Not admit or recognize they have a problem.
  • Not understand how these symptoms affect their lives.

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury can get more severe. In severe cases, a blood clot may form between the brain and the skull. Such cases call for an emergency. In addition, one should watch out for the following danger signs of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.

  • Severe and persistent migraine.
  • Loss of orientation and coordination.
  • Convulsions and seizures.
  • Numbness and weakness.
  • Continuous vomiting.
  • One pupil is bigger than the other.
  • Confusion.
  • Restlessness and agitation.
  • Unconsciousness and Drowsiness.

These are the danger signs in adults. However, if a child experiences any of the following danger signs and will not eat or stop crying, one must seek immediate medical assistance. 

In the same vein, legal attention is just as important. If your loved one or anyone you know suffers from Mild Traumatic Brain Injury or other brain injuries, you should contact us for the best brain injury lawyer.

What are the Causes of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury?

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury can occur in a person by a closed brain injury. A closed brain injury is when the skull is injured but neither broken, punctured, nor cracked. It can happen due to violent and forceful shakes in the skull that may cause the brain tissue or veins to tear or bruise. 

Below are some of the significant causes of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.

  • Car accidents.
  • Sporting injuries.
  • Fall from heights.
  • Slip and falls.
  • Injuries from objects dropping on the head.
  • Shaken baby syndrome.

Most of the causes of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury are by accident. Therefore, there are no 100% effective methods or measures to prevent them.

Florida Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney

At Schrier Law Group, our experienced and knowledgable attorneys who specialize in personal injury cases, are dedicated to help you navigate the complexities that come with a traumatic brain injury case. Contact Schrier Law Group today to schedule your free consulation with one of our proven Florida brain injury attorneys.