$15 Million Awarded in Damages for Teen Death ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

$15 Million Awarded in Damages for Teen Death

The family of a teenager who was killed when his Ford Explorer Sport rolled over has been awarded $15 million in compensatory damages. Federal jurors in Tulsa, Oklahoma awarded the money after determining that 18-year-old Tyler Moody's car was defective and did not have adequate roof-crush tolerance. According to the family attorney, the rollover itself was a "relatively slow, easy roll", and he would not have died had the roof of the vehicle been better designed.

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