Thursday, December 3, 2009

Rollover Automobile Accident

The Supreme Court just let stand an $82.6 million dollar award to a woman who was paralyzed after her Ford Explorer rolled over. Ford challenged the portion of the award that was for punitive damages, $55 million. Ford argued that is should not be punished because its design of the vehicle met Federal Safety Standards. The Supreme Court agreed with a California State Appeals Court which had earlier rejected Ford's contention. If you or someone you know was injured in a rollover automobile accident contact Portner & Shure for a free consultation.

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