Symptoms of a Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is known as the “invisible injury” because its symptoms can be difficult to detect and may not present themselves for weeks or months after an accident. Get the facts on the symptoms that brain injury victims typically experience to learn if you have TBI and should seek medical attention.

Side Effects of TBI

Victims of TBI are typically unable to process information at the same speed they did before the injury. The following can be signs that a person sustained a TBI:

  • Inaccurate judgment

  • Lack of communication

  • Inability to conform behavior

  • Frustration and inability to respond in a pre-injury manner

  • Headaches

  • Issues with smell and taste

  • Difficulty with memory and recall

Getting a Diagnosis

Many of the above symptoms do not present for weeks or months after an accident, making diagnosis and treatment difficult. It can also make it difficult to pinpoint exactly where and when the injury occurred. Even if you are experiencing these symptoms and get a neurological examination, some of the most sophisticated hospital imaging equipment fails to pick up brain injuries. As a result, victims frequently go undiagnosed and without treatment, which exacerbates the effects of the brain injury and increases the risk of permanent brain damage.

Suspect a Brain Injury? We Can Help

If you are experiencing the above symptoms and you suspect a brain injury is the cause, contact a medical practitioner right away. If you believe your brain injury occurred in an accident caused by someone else, our San Francisco personal injury attorneys at Scarlett Law Group can provide the legal representation you need. For 25 years, our founding lawyer, Randall H. Scarlett, has provided top-tier legal guidance for clients in catastrophic injury, personal injury, and wrongful death litigation throughout the Bay Area.


If you received a brain injury due to someone else’s negligence, contact Scarlett Law Group today at (415) 688-2176 for a consultation with our team.

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