Your brain is the most important part of your body. It governs your intelligence, emotions, consciousness, sensations and movement. When your brain suffers a permanent injury, though, the aftereffects -- including the possibility of lifetime physical and mental disabilities -- can be devastating. The various types of brain injuries are classified in two different ways as traumatic brain injuries and acquired brain injuries.
Traumatic brain injuries are always the result of an external force and they could be open wounds or closed wounds. They usually happen as a result of a motor vehicle crash or a slip and fall incident. However, they also happen following a criminal event in the case of assault and battery, and they also happen in on-the-job injuries. Differing kinds of traumatic brain injuries include diffuse axonal injuries, penetration injuries, contusions and concussions.