A Georgia jury awarded a family $150 million earlier this month for their loss of a four-year-old child after an accident in their Jeep Grand Cherokee, according to the Huffington Post. The accident took place in 1999 after the Jeep Grand Cherokee four-year-old Remington Walden was riding in was rear-ended, and ruptured the fuel tank. Walden died as a result of the accident. The lawsuit argued that had the fuel tank been placed further forward, his death would not have occurred. Concern over the placement of the fuel tanks led to the recall of 1993-1998 Jeep Grand Cherokees and 2003-2007 Jeep Libertys. The lawyers for Chrysler argued, however, that in this case, the driver that rear-ended the vehicle was responsible for the toddler’s death. The jury disagreed, and ordered Chrysler 99% of the damages.
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