Mild and Severe Brain Injury Accidents

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Negligent mishaps occur all the time. Some by our own actions, while others result from the hands of another. Mild and severe brain injuries can come from a hard blow to the head or body. The event that causes brain injury will affect your legal rights and the rights of others.

Negligence involves committing acts that can cause harm, yet continuing to do them anyway. If a brain injury comes from negligent behavior, holding the person accountable is a must.

How Severe and Mild Brain Injuries Differ

Identifying the severity of your brain injury can improve your odds of coverage. Brain injuries can create a massive build-up of medical and therapy bills. If someone else caused the damage, they need to pay for it.

What Is a Mild Brain Injury?

A mild brain injury affects your brain cells for a brief time. Yet, a mild brain injury is still urgent and will need medical observation.

Even though a mild brain injury is temporary, it can be debilitating for the time it lasts. Suffering a mild brain injury is serious, even if the doctor sends you home. Your health needs to be a top priority, and you must pay attention to how your body and brain respond.

Some specialists may say there are no long-term effects, but that stance remains controversial. Brief brain injuries can impact your ability to function long after a hospital stay. Be vigilant about the possibility of being in an altered state. Concussions, whiplash, and a loss of consciousness are significant health matters. When this happens, seek medical care.

Mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) can immediately turn into long-term problems if a professional does not examine it. Avoid the onset of negative issues that can last longer than they have to, causing you to suffer more.

What is Severe Brain Injury?

When you suffer a TBI, it can alter your state of life. It can create physical and emotional issues that last indefinitely.

Side effects that come from severe head injuries can lead to immediate symptoms. If not addressed immediately, the injuries can worsen and become long-term internal problems.

Extreme trauma puts your brain into repair mode, and it will go into work overload. Your body will attempt to heal the brain tissue with its restorative process. You may need direct medical care and ongoing treatment.

Receiving medication and therapy can help create a speedy recovery, lessening the symptoms. Returning to healthy brain function is the ultimate goal, and for damage to be short-lived.

Yet, no matter how much the brain works to repair itself, it still needs the help of treatment. Unfortunately, some parts of the brain will not heal, especially if you wait too long. The damage can result in a decline, causing complications that will not go away.

Some severe TBI injuries can last several weeks, months, or for a lifetime. Not considering the subsequent emotional and mental toll.

Physical and Non-Physical Brain Injury

Whether it is from external or internal brain trauma, symptoms can manifest later in life. Chronic complications from TBI are both physical and non-physical.

Some physical symptoms of moderate-to-severe brain injuries include:

  • Headaches and migraines.
  • Fatigue-physical and mental fatigue. Emotional issues, insomnia, and other fatigue-related symptoms.
  • Dizziness/vertigo/lightheadedness.
  • Acute sensory complaints - Sensitivity to light and noise.
  • Eye problems - Visual and other eye-related complications like blurry or double vision.
  • Late-stage seizures, post-traumatic epilepsy, brain anomalies.
  • Ongoing emotional and psychological complications
  • Degenerative brain diseases - neurodegenerative diseases, like dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Severe brain injuries can create many other non-physical issues. Symptoms can manifest and decrease emotional and mental functioning. Especially in the first three years after the initial injury.

Non-physical issues that can persist from brain injuries include:

  • Depression and anxiety.
  • Sleep difficulties.
  • Unable to focus.
  • Attention deficits.
  • Inability to concentrate.
  • Aggressive behaviors and other personality changes.
  • Social factors and other outcomes – reduced participation in activities..

Chronic pain that appears later on is difficult to treat. This is a challenging part of post-TBI care.

Along with physical and non-physical factors of a TBI, comes the impact on the quality of life. Trying to get back into the workforce after brain treatment is painful. It can lower employment rates and impact wages.

One of the most significant issues of a TBI is the higher likelihood of death. Traumatic brain injuries can cause depression, anxiety, and other psychiatric problems. Each can increase the risk of suicidal tendencies.

Older patients with brain injuries are more susceptible to health problems. Some may get pneumonia, sepsis, or brain-related diseases. Yet, advancements in medical treatment have improved mortality rates.

Like receiving treatment, contacting a personal injury attorney is significant to healing. You must get to know your health levels and legal rights. If someone hurts you, get monetary coverage for your bills.


Individual patients' experiences will differ, including the outcome. If moderate or severe TBI results from negligence, seeking both medical treatment and legal reparations is vital.

The severity of a brain injury ranges. Individual cases may worsen, while others might show improvement over time. Results can change a lot with medical care, therapy, medications, and patient care. Continued attention to your health condition can impact long-term injuries and healing.

Medical care can significantly impact outcomes, especially immediately after a brain injury. The age of the patient and prior health problems also determines damages.

Connecting with a personal injury lawyer can help define who is liable. They will let you know if suing another is appropriate, or if you need to claim compensation. A lawyer can tell you what steps to take after suffering a brain injury and assist you in moving forward with legal proceedings.

Here at the law offices of Kaufman and Lynd we are devoted to ensuring our clients experience tailored, straightforward assistance throughout their personal injury case. If you or a loved one has recently been injured in an accident in the greater Orlando area, please do not hesitate to reach out to us here.

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