While any injury has the potential of creating lifelong complications, there are some that have more serious implications than others. For example, an injury to the head can alter a person’s life forever. The long-term care costs alone can quickly drain an Alabama family’s finances. One out-of-state man may be facing these costs after he was injured by an exploding tire.
The incident happened one morning on a day in mid-December. The 23-year-old victim had apparently taken his truck to a Sears Auto Center to have a tire placed on a rim. Unfortunately, the repair did not go as planned.
According to the person who called 911, a worker was placing a large truck tire on a rim when it exploded. Both an employee and the customer were struck by the tire and were unconscious when emergency responders arrived. The employee ultimately passed away as a result of his injuries. The customer was placed in intensive care, but family members say he has since been moved to a regular room.
Unfortunately, many complications stemming from a head injury can alter a person’s day-to-day life. In some cases, the symptoms are slow to arise; some people are unable to work and others require around-the-clock care. The long-term care costs for a person suffering from a head or brain injury can quickly become overwhelming. When an injury is caused by another’s negligence, many in Alabama seek to hold the party believed responsible accountable by filing a personal injury lawsuit in a civil court.
Source: pressherald.com, “Boothbay man’s condition improving after tire explosion at N.H. auto center“, Dec. 20, 2015