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Truamatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain injuries are often sudden and debilitating and always life-changing.

Sometimes the symptoms may not be immediately apparent, may change over time, and may not present until later despite a severe brain injury.

Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury may include:

Inability to remember the cause of the injury or events that occurred Immediately before or up to 24 hours after the accident. Also the following symptoms may be present:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Confusion and disorientation
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Difficulty remembering new information
  • Trouble speaking coherently
  • Blurry vision
  • Changes in emotions or sleep patterns

The severity of symptoms depends on whether the injury is mild, moderate or severe.

If you sustain a traumatic brain injury in a traffic accident, a fall, or some other kind of accident in Washington, and it was caused by the negligence of another, you may be entitled to obtain compensation for your medical costs and related injuries by filing a personal injury claim. If you are a victim of traumatic brain injury, contact Cynthia Macklin at the Law Office of Cynthia Macklin.


Mild traumatic brain injury, also known as a concussion, either doesn't knock you out or knocks you out for 30 minutes or less. Symptoms often appear at the time of the injury or soon after, but sometimes may not develop for days or weeks. Mild traumatic brain injury symptoms are usually temporary and clear up within hours, days or weeks, but they can last months or longer.

Moderate traumatic brain injury causes unconsciousness lasting more than 30 minutes. Symptoms of moderate traumatic brain injury are similar to those of mild traumatic brain injury but more serious and longer-lasting.

Severe traumatic brain injury knocks you out for more than 24 hours. Symptoms of severe traumatic brain injury are also similar to those of mild traumatic brain injury but more serious and longer-lasting.