First Americans use miles instead of km's. I dear say few Americans know how long a km is.
Second I don't think the Mazda and the Dodge should take so much responsibility. The accident was caused by Ford/Linchon. The Dodge has no fault.
Thirdly I don't think the young people's aunt had to sell her house. She could apply for bankrupt and kept her house.
Finally, why no lawyer worked for the old lady to sue Ford/Linchon? That should be billions' business.
And I don't think anyone can get money so quickly from a law case. It usually takes several years or decades to get a case finally settled down.