What is a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury?

Though it may sound minor, an injury caused by a mild initial traumatic event, also called MTBI or mild traumatic brain injury, may have severe, lasting consequences to the victim. The injury is referred to as mild traumatic brain injury because the initial traumatic event that caused the injury is not severe, but that label does not refer to the consequences of the accident. This article will help to describe the causes and what symptoms you can expect following a MTBI.

Causes of a MTBI


A MTBI can be caused by many things including a car accident or a severe fall. For example, you may hit your head during a car accident, resulting in a MTBI. In addition, a sports injury or some violent event like domestic abuse or hitting a child can cause a MTBI.  A MTBI may follow a brief loss of consciousness and may affect your memory of the events surrounding the traumatic event. In many cases you may not be able to remember the accident at all. In addition, to learn more about the unseen side effects of traumatic brain injuries, please read our article discussing the topic.

Symptoms and Side Effects

It may be difficult to determine at first if you or a loved one have experienced a mild traumatic brain injury because the symptoms are invisible. However, early symptoms of MTBI can include a headache, dizziness and vomiting. Later symptoms that may develop as time goes on include poor attention and concentration, ringing in the ears and difficulty focusing your vision, just to mention a few of the many symptoms of a MTBI. Because of the severity of the injury and the many vague symptoms it is important to seek medical attention as early as possible if you believe that you may have a brain injury. A proper diagnosis will help you receive treatment and assist you with your recovery.

If you or a loved one are suffering from a brain injury, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries depending on the cause of the injury. Our experienced team of brain injury lawyers can help you obtain the compensation that you deserve. We offer a free consultation in our office to discuss your case. The time to file a personal injury claim in California is limited. Please give us a call today at (619) 781-1360 or visit our website to learn more. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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by Natalie Prescott

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