Chrysler designed the 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees, 1993-2001 Jeep Cherokees, and 2002-2007 Jeep Liberties with fuel tanks located low and behind the rear axle. Predictably, when the vehicles are hit from the rear, the tanks can rupture. When the Jeep Grand Cherokee in which my clients' son was riding was rearended, the tank ruptured, fuel spilled, and the vehicle burned. My clients' son was killed in the fire. We took the case to trial. The jury determined that Chrysler acted recklessly and failed to warn of a known danger, and imposed a verdict of $150 million. Of that verdict, 99% was apportioned to Chrysler, and 1% to the striking driver.
- $150 Million Landmark Wrongful Death VerdictButler Law Firm secured a $150 million jury verdict against Chrysler for the family of a 4-year-old boy who was killed in a devastating crash in Georgia. Our firm held the giant automaker accountable for Remington Walden's death and for failing to warn the public about dangers associated with its Jeep Grand Cherokee. Learn More