A 20-year-old woman has been awarded $16.6 million in a liability lawsuit against the Honda Motor Co., which made the all-terrain vehicle involved in the accident that left her paralyzed from the waist down.

Sonya Renee Webster, then 16, suffered permanent spinal cord damage in 1984 when the three-wheel ATV on which she was riding as a passenger overturned.However, Webster will receive only $7.5 million an amount the attorneys had agreed to before the jury's verdict on Friday.

Honda and four other all-terrain vehicle manufacturers have reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice and Consumer Products Safety Commission to ban sales of the vehicles.