Brain Injury Symptoms

Brain injuries are extremely dangerous and even have the potential to claim lives if they are not treated right away. They can be sustained through a number of everyday activities gone awry, such as driving a car or riding a bicycle and crashing or even slipping and falling. It is important that you make yourself aware of the symptoms of serious brain injuries so you will be able to properly recognize then a blow to the head poses a serious threat.

If you or someone close to you has sustained a brain injury, you may have the right to claim damages from the responsible party. Contact the Minneapolis personal injury attorneys of Walker Law Office, P.A. today at _______________ to begin the process of seeking justice.

Familiarize Yourself with the Symptoms
Depending on the extent of the damage, the symptoms of brain injuries can vary. These signs to not necessarily involve acute pain in the injury region; they typically include symptoms involving behavior changes or other effects on areas of the body. If the injured person experiences symptoms such as the following, then he or she most likely has suffered some sort of brain injury:

Possible Physical Symptoms

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Balance problems
  • Tinnitus (ringing or other sounds in ears)
  • Hearing loss
  • Vision changes
  • Decreased smell or taste
  • Photophobia (light sensitivity)
  • Hyperacusis (noise sensitivity)
  • Insomnia
  • Problems remaining asleep
  • Problems waking up
  • Fatigue
  • Seizures

Possible Cognitive Impairments

  • Attention and concentration
  • Divided attention (paying attention to more than one thing at a time)
  • Mental speed or rate of information processing
  • Mental fatigue
  • Short-term memory problems
  • Reasoning and problem solving
  • Difficulty with organizational tasks
  • Difficulty with word finding or expressing thoughts verbally
  • No “get up and go;” the failure to begin a task

Possible Emotional Impairments

  • Personality changes
  • Irritability, anger and/or frustration
  • Self-centered behavior
  • Mood swings
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Inflexibility
  • Impatience

Social Impairment

  • Impulsiveness or inappropriate behavior (inhibition)
  • Decreased self control
  • Reduced judgment
  • Daydreaming and blank stares
  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Difficulty establishing or maintaining relationships
  • Difficulty following through with responsibilities at work or home
  • Sexual dysfunction

Contact Us
If you, or someone you love, have suffered from a traumatic brain injury, the Minneapolis brain injury attorneys of Walker Law Office, P.A. can help you fight for your right to claim compensation. Please contact our law offices today at _________________ to schedule an appointment or discuss brain injury symptoms.