GM Creates Plan to Compensate Ignition Switch Victims
Recently, General Motors was required to issue a recall after they discovered that many of their ignition switches were defective on a variety of vehicles. The issue can cause airbags to fail when a collision occurs. At least 54 crashes nationwide have been attributed to this defect. A total of two million vehicles from around the US have been recalled as a result. Today, General Motors added another 8.2 million vehicles to the recall list. Now, seven different car models are involved.
These models are:
- The 1997-2005 Chevrolet Malibu model
- 2004-2008 Pontiac Grand Prix
- 2003-2014 Cadillac CTS
GM wants to make things right, which is why they are offering the families of those killed in crashes with these recalled vehicles a $1 million payment, plus $300,000 for surviving spouses and dependents. The payments are for “emotional stress losses” and do not include any compensatory damages that victims may wish to pursue.
GM says that all victims are required to prove that their collision was caused by a faulty GM ignition switch and that if the switch and worked properly death would have likely been avoided. If you are injured in a car collision with a defective vehicle, you have every right to seek compensation immediately.
You should contact a trusted Raleigh product liability lawyer to represent you in your case. Whether you are involved in a lawsuit involving dozens of victims or believe that your vehicle was damaged during repairs, you can talk with a lawyer at our firm. We will investigate to determine whether or not you have a case.
If we believe in your claim, we will pursue it with all our might in hopes of assisting you. We offer free case evaluations for all potential clients. Don’t hesitate to call our firm today!