Symptoms of Mild TBI

Miami & Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Mild TBI, also known as concussion or minor head trauma is the most prevalent form of traumatic brain injury. However, names such as “mild” or “minor” are misnomers as even seemingly insignificant injuries can have serious consequences. Up to  15% of people who suffer mild TBI will have symptoms that persist for a year or more. And once a person suffers an initial mild TBI, the risk of serious brain injury associated with additional minor head trauma goes up significantly. Furthermore, because mild head trauma doesn’t show up in imaging scans and may not present itself obviously at first, it is often missed at the scene of the accident, making it more crucial that you watch for symptoms of injury.

Some of the more common symptoms associated with mild TBI include:

  • Memory loss
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Visual disturbance
  • Emotional changes, including depression
  • Seizures

These symptoms may seem minor, but if you experience them after suffering a head injury, you should report them to a doctor.

Getting compensation for injuries that are classified as mild TBI can be difficult, since insurance companies will argue that your injuries are imagined or fraudulent, using evidence such as the speed of the crash or the damage to your vehicle to support their claim. However, with the assistance of an experienced personal injury lawyer, it is often possible to receive compensation for these types of injuries.

To learn more about your rights and legal options, please contact The Cochran Firm South Florida for a free initial consultation.