I recently took my tires on my new 06 Impala to get changed at Sears, on June 16th of 2008, got every single tire replaced with brand new goodyear tires. About 5 days later when I had dropped off my daughter, I was on my way to work when my rear passenger tire blew out on the freeway, I was going about 55 mph when it blew out on me.
I was lucky in the sense that I had no broken bones and my daughter was not in the car with me. But I couldn't help but think what could've happened if she was. Right now here in Tucson there's lots of construction going on at our freeways, I hits the medians on both sides of the freeway and got clipped by a semi, did a 360, until finally my car hit the other side of the freeway, than my airbags deployed. My back has not stopped aching, I have never had any back problems before this accident, I'm young 22 yrs old, and now my back is constantly aching. After the accident I decided not to go to the hospital by ambulance bc I felt nothing at the time it was several days later my back began to really hurt and has gotten increasingly worse.
I went to see the manager at sears the day that it happened, he stated That's why you have insurance several times, and You're okay. I just felt like does the world want me to have broken bones to make something out of this? My car was totaled out, but that put me in more debt bc the car lost some value since the date of purchase, in total I've lost 600 dollars spent on the tires, 500 on the deductable to replace my car...I've gained more debt... and my back is what's worse of this all, pain and debt...all I get is that's why you have insurance.