Awakening following the loss of consciousness is not an immediate nor smooth process. The process is usually quite difficult for the individual and their loved ones. Even after an individual wakes up he or she may experience various symptoms including, but not limited to, irritability, aggression, posturing and post-traumatic amnesia (characterized by confusion, disorientation and an inability to remember recent events). These symptoms eventually subside, and the brain injury will stabilize to the extent that it can. However, it is important for brain injury victims and their families to appreciate that brain injuries do not heal like broken bones or muscle sprains/strains. The neurons in the brain do not mend themselves. It is not uncommon for brain injuries, particularly moderate to serious brain injuries, to have permanent effects on an individual and his or her quality of life. This is why it is imperative for a brain injury victim to retain an experienced and dedicated Las Vegas Brain Injury Lawyer. Obviously, the severity of damage to the brain will dictate the future impact on an individual’s life. Brain injuries are typically categorized as mild, moderate, or severe.