California Jury Awards Cynthia Castillo $23.4 Million In Lawsuit Against Ford

Posted Feb 22, 2010

Cynthia Castillo was driving her 1997 Ford Explorer in 2007 and was involved in a freeway accident. Castillo’s crash caused her to become a quadriplegic. Castillo’s accident was caused when the tread was separated from her left-rear tire and caused the SUV to veer off the highway. The car rolled three times. As a result a California jury award Castillo $23.4 million in a civil judgment against Ford Motor Company. Castillo’s lawyer Brian Brandy said that the flaw in the 1997 Explorer design was the reason for the accident. [egmCarTech]