Recognizing TBI: Causes and Symptoms

Something’s just not right. Your life is in a downward spiral, and you don’t know why. Or maybe it’s someone you love who can no longer keep a job and seems irritable or angry all the time. It could be undiagnosed traumatic brain injury (TBI). Think back. Was there an accident? Some other kinds of incidents like an assault or a sports injury? You need to know what’s going on, and what you can do about it. Here are some common causes and symptoms of TBI.


TBI can occur even if you don’t think you are seriously injured, or if you were seriously hurt but only think that other parts of your body were injured. Some common causes of TBI include:

  • Assault
  • Sports injury
  • Slip and fall
  • Fall from a height
  • Motor vehicle accident
  • Pedestrian accident
  • Explosion

You don’t even have to receive a blow to the head to incur a TBI. A jolt in a car crash or a body blow while playing sports can send your brain slamming into the inside of your skull, and that’s all it takes to do serious damage.


Brain injuries manifest in different ways for everyone. Symptoms of TBI can include:

  • Difficulty sleeping or sleeping more than usual
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Sensitivity to light or sound
  • Irritability
  • Unexplained anger
  • Difficulty following through on tasks
  • Memory problems
  • Repeating yourself in conversation
  • Confusion about normal everyday things like your route to work
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Balance problems
  • Substance abuse
  • New, inappropriate behaviors
  • Seizures

TBI can have serious consequences for you and your loved ones. To learn more about your rights and how you can recover full and fair compensation please call Wood Law Firm, LLP, at (806) 304-0447 or email us today. We represent injured victims in Amarillo and throughout Texas.