Girl Wins $18M In Damages After Ford Rollover

Law360, New York (May 1, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal jury has awarded over $18 million in damages to a girl who sued Ford Motor Co. and others after a car she was riding in went out of control and rolled over numerous times, leaving her paralyzed.

Ford was responsible for 25 percent of the judgment, or about $4.2 million, the jury found.

It further found that Shannon Cvancara, the driver of the vehicle, was responsible for 40 percent of the damages; TRW Automotive Safety Systems Inc., which manufactured a seatbelt that allegedly malfunctioned,...
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