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Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury Caused by an Accident

When in an accident involving a blow to the head there is always a possibility that a traumatic brain injury ("TBI") may be involved.  In order to determine whether a traumatic brain injury is present after an action an injured person should seek medical attention immediately to make the determination and to start any necessary treatments. 

Below is a set of signs and symptoms of a traumatic brain injury that may be used in helping with determining if a traumatic brain injury is present or not: 

  • Anxiety/Nervousness
  • Behavioral changes such as difficulty controlling urges, impulsiveness, inappropriate laughter, or irritability
  • Blurry or double vision
  • Depression
  • Difficulty concentrating or thinking
  • Difficulty finding words or understanding the speech of others
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Incoordination of movements
  • Lightheadedness
  • Loss of balance; difficulty walking or speaking
  • Loss of memory
  • Muscle stiffness and/or spasms
  • Seizures 
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Slurred and/or slowed speech 
  • Tingling, numbness, pain or other sensations
  • Sense of spinning (vertigo)
  • Weakness in one or more limbs, facial muscles, or on the entire side of the body