Brain injuries span a range of pretty mild to extremely severe. The symptoms of brain injury in the immediate moment are an accident where someone’s head or neck is injured. A loss of consciousness, even for a moment or two, is a sign that immediate medical attention is appropriate.
Brain injury can affect the senses, changing the way that you perceive touch, temperature, vision, hearing, smell, and taste. Speech and language can be affected, to not being able to speak or no longer being able to read or write. Traumatic brain injury can result in problems with concentration, memory, or distraction, among other cognitive issues. The mental and psychological symptoms of traumatic brain injury can include depression, denial, aggression, irritability, and disinhibition.
Of course, as with any injury, there are a host of potential physical symptoms as well, such as paralysis, chronic pain, loss of bowel and bladder control, and loss of stamina.
Any of these symptoms after a blow to the head could be indicative of a traumatic brain injury. An Atlanta personal injury attorney can provide more information on the matter.