A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can impose long-term effects and severely degrade your quality of life in North Dakota. Sadly, too many people experience TBIs that go undiagnosed, and as a result they fail to receive proper care and treatment. Below we have listed four of the most prevalent signs and symptoms TBI victims experience after sustaining their injury.

Sensory issues

These can involve any unusual changes to your five senses, such as ringing ears, tired eyes, blurred vision, and loss of smell or taste.

Regarding vision issues resulting from TBI, you may have problems focusing or experience enhanced sensitivity to stimuli and light. Hearing problems resulting from TBI are often associated with tinnitus, the symptoms of which are a ringing sound in one or both ears and/or muffled hearing. Taste and smell changes are sometimes more difficult to diagnose but may become evident if the food you eat now has a metallic taste or different scent.


Another sign of traumatic brain injury is increased intensity and prevalence of headaches, particularly those that fail to diminish in a few hours or that occur frequently.

A common symptom of a TBI is a post-traumatic headache (PTHA). These can include severe migraine headaches and tension headaches. When muscles or bones in the neck or head are damaged due to TBI, an individual may experience musculoskeletal headaches, another type of PTHA.

Cognitive difficulties

TBI victims can suffer lasting cognitive difficulties that involve problems with memory, concentration, reading, speaking, and acting. These issues affect the way people think, and the way they reason.

One sign that cognitive impairment exists is when you have difficulty solving problems that otherwise would not pose much of a challenge. Another indication of TBI involves the reduced ability to pay attention to important details or communicate effectively.

Changes in behavior

Behavioral changes are often the result of a traumatic injury to the brain. The brain manages the emotional state of an individual and any damage to the brain has the potential to affect an individual’s behavior and reactions to situations. All of these factors can affect quality of life, including the ability to function normally at work or in school.

In severe cases, TBI can instigate mood swings that can lead to irrational thoughts and behavior and dangerous actions. Other people experience a feeling of low-energy and fatigue on a consistent basis as a result of a concussion or mild TBI.

One or more of these factors in combination can reduce the individual’s quality of life and negatively affect relationships.

If you or a loved one has sustained a head injury or traumatic brain injury due to any type of accident, Larson Law Firm, P.C. can help. Our attorneys serve clients throughout North Dakota from our offices in Minot and Bismarck. We are able to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident leading to your accident and fight intelligently and vigorously for any and all compensation you are owed for your losses. To set up a free consultation about your case, give us a call today at 701.484.HURT or send us a message by using our contact form.