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The Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury [INFOGRAPHIC]

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is defined as "an injury that affects how the brain works." TBIs are typically caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head. The CDC names motor vehicle accidents as one of the top causes of TBIs, leading to short or long-term health issues. A strike to the head, whether minor or severe, can result in devastating consequences, and anyone involved in a motor vehicle accident should always seek medical attention immediately after a head injury.

Some TBI symptoms may take hours or days after the initial injury to surface, so being aware of the warning signs is critical. This infographic illustrates some of the most common symptoms someone with a TBI may experience.

Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury - Bandas Law Firm

Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms

TBIs can impact a victim's physical, psychological, and emotional well-being. Here are some common warning signs and symptoms that someone with a brain injury may experience.


  • Trouble thinking clearly
  • Feeling slowed down
  • Lack of concentration
  • Difficulty retaining new information


  • Headaches
  • Fuzzy or blurred vision
  • Dizziness
  • Sensitivity to noise or light
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Trouble balancing
  • Lack of energy
  • Tiredness

Mood Changes

  • Feelings of irritability
  • Sadness
  • Nervousness
  • Anxiety
  • Feeling more emotional

Changes in Sleep Patterns

  • Sleeping more than usual
  • Sleeping less than usual
  • Trouble falling asleep

Getting Help After Sustaining a Traumatic Brain Injury

TBIs can pose life-long devastating consequences for victims. From chronic headaches, migraines, and vision difficulties to seizures and post-traumatic epilepsy, the long-term effects often mean a lifetime of treatments and therapies to manage the TBI. Recovering from a TBI is a difficult journey. Know that support and help is available.

If you or a loved one has sustained a traumatic brain injury due to the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries. Managing Partner Christopher Bandas is a highly regarded member of the legal community and rated "Distinguished" by his peers in the Martindale-Hubbell® publication. No case is too big or too small, and our team is prepared to handle your case.

When you need legal representation for a traumatic brain injury sustained in a motor vehicle crash, “Better Get Bandas!” Call (361) 238-2789 or fill out this short form to schedule a free consultation with a member of our team. We are available for calls 24/7.