A 22-year-old man was temporarily paralyzed after the roof of his Ford van caved in and crushed him five years ago. A personal injury lawsuit was filed, and recently the jury decided that Ford was guilty of negligence and rewarded the defendant six million dollars. The victim was in the front passenger seat of the van when a tire blew out and the van flipped out of control. A section of the roof above his head collapsed, causing the victim to suffer a broken neck. The defense in the case claimed that Ford knew about the faulty roof and that it could malfunction at speeds as low as five miles per hour. The cost of fixing the problem was $25 per vehicle, however Ford decided that the percentage of injury wasn’t large enough to warrant a massive recall.
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