Feroleto Law, Buffalo NY

Ford putting profits over people??

As reported in the San Francisco Chronicle, The United Supreme Court found evidence that Ford Motor Company was well aware that their Explorer models were not only prone to rollovers but that the vehicles also had a weak roof – yet they chose to ignore this problem.

What deeply disturbs this author is that the cost to Ford would have been $20.00 per vehicle to make the roof stronger. Instead of making these low-cost modifications, Ford put the vehicle on the market.

Now, instead of paying $20.00 per vehicle to make the SUV safe for all, Ford will be paying $55 million dollars to a San Diego woman in punitive damages after she was rendered a paraplegic when her Explorer rolled and the roof crumpled in on her.

I find this example of putting profits over people absolutely disgusting. A mere $20.00 modification could have prevented this tragedy.