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What are the symptoms of a mild TBI?

On Behalf of | Feb 2, 2022 | Slip-and-fall Accidents

You experienced a slip-and-fall accident recently, and you do not know the extent of your harm. Depending on how you fell, you could have a mild traumatic brain injury. How do you know whether you have a concussion?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explore common ailments associated with concussions and mild brain injuries. If anything below sounds familiar, let a doctor examine you ASAP.

Physical symptoms

Physical symptoms associated with concussions and mild brain injuries include problems with balance, sensitivity to noise and light, dizziness, headaches, issues with vision and nausea. You may also feel sluggish.

Cognitive symptoms

Pay attention to how you process information after your slip and fall. Mild TBI and concussion symptoms associated with memory and thinking include problems focusing, difficulty thinking and experiencing brain fog. A concussion or brain injury could also impair your short- or long-term memory.

Emotional and social symptoms

Slip-and-fall accidents that affect the brain may trigger social or emotional symptoms such as nervousness, anxiety, irritability, depression, being quick to anger and feeling more emotional than usual.

Difficulty identifying mild TBI or concussion symptoms

One reason legal professionals recommend seeing a doctor after a personal injury, even if you feel fine, is that you may have delayed symptoms or symptoms you do not recognize on your own. You could have trouble identifying the signs of a head injury, and some individuals deny their ailments. Brain injuries may also make it unclear how their symptoms affect a person’s day-to-day life.

You cannot afford to take chances with your health or rights after suffering harm because of someone else’s disregard. When you know whether you have a concussion or brain injury, you know which damages to seek.