Does Every Concussion Result in a Traumatic Brain Injury?

a woman with a head injury lying on the groundTraumatic brain injuries (TBIs) have three main classifications: mild, moderate, and severe. Generally, the more severe the accident and injury, the higher the classification of TBI.

Contrary to popular belief, even minor head injuries can result in a TBI. Below, our Kansas City and Topeka personal injury attorneys explain how this happens.

What Are Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries?

Many concussions are classified as mild TBIs. These head injuries often result from blunt force trauma in scenarios including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Slip and fall accidents

  • Sports accidents

Other scenarios in which victims may suffer more serious injuries, including moderate to severe TBIs, may include the following:

  • Auto accidents

  • Violence and assaults

In general, mild TBIs occur when the victim experiences a loss of consciousness for a few seconds to a few minutes.

When a victim suffers from a mild TBI, they should be removed from activity and brought to a medical professional as soon as possible. It’s important for this to happen even if the victim does not experience any symptoms. Many TBIs do not present symptoms immediately, which is why they are often referred to as “invisible injuries.” However, any delay in a TBI diagnosis and treatment can result in serious, long-term consequences for the victim.

Most of the time, mild TBIs will resolve on their own in days to weeks, given that the victim receives proper rest. Any return to activity before the required period of rest has been met opens up the individual to a second, more debilitating injury.

Suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury? Contact Us Today

If you or someone you love has suffered a TBI in an accident caused by negligence, our team is here to help. We know the physical, emotional, and financial toll a TBI can have on a victim and their loved ones. We’re here to help you through it.

Contact DiPasquale Moore today at (888) 743-1030 to schedule a free consultation with our team.

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