Traumatic brain injuries can be exceptionally serious. Often, they’re caused by things such as car accidents, a slip and fall or even a cycle accident when you are wearing a helmet.  They can be caused by any type of blow to the head, and can often cause lingering side effects.

Traumatic Brain Injuries can be sorted into two categories: mild and severe. A mild brain injury is denoted by a loss of consciousness for a half hour or less, while a severe brain injury can happen when you lose consciousness for an hour or more. It’s also important to note that traumatic brain injuries, regardless of whether they are mild or severe, can take days or weeks to manifest. As a result, it’s important you speak to your doctor immediately after a head injury if you are demonstrating any of the following symptoms.

Here are some signs you may be suffering from a mild brain injury:


  • Trouble with coordination, both in terms of fine-motor skills as well as basic walking
  • Intense mood swings or uncharacteristically violent and aggressive outbursts
  • Issues with your senses, such as a loss of smell, over-sensitivity to light and sound, changes in taste (or a continual bad taste in your mouth).
  • Nausea
  • Excessive sleeping
  • Depression
  • Memory loss
  • Seizures

Even if you suffer a mild brain injury, these symptoms can last for over a year.


  • Dilated pupils
  • Depression
  • Repeated bouts of nausea and vomiting
  • Clear fluid draining from your ears or nose
  • Trouble speaking or walking
  • Confusion
  • Memory loss
  • Abnormally aggressive behavior

Severe brain injuries can cause lasting side effects, potentially affecting your quality of life. That’s why it is essential you receive medical care immediately if you have any signs of serious brain trauma.

Not only to you need immediate mediacal care from an expert, you also need the expert advice from an personal injury attorney experienced in handling complex head and brain injury cases.  Call us now for a free consultation, if you believe you or a loved one has suffered an traumatic brain injury as a result of an accident.  

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Peter Steinberg
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Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney Since 1982