THE GENERAL MOTORS PROBLEM
General Motors (GM) has been under heavy scrutiny because of a critical safety defect in the ignition system on over 1.5 million vehicles that has killed at least 13 people and injured dozens – if not hundreds – more. GM recalled 1.6 million vehicles in February 2014 due to the ignition defect that can kill the engine, cause a loss of power steering and brakes and disable the airbags.
According to documents GM has filed with the federal government, it has known about the defective ignition switches since at least 2004 and maybe sooner. To date, 13 deaths have been linked to the defective ignition switch. Records suggest that the airbags failed to deploy in hundreds of other accidents involving at least two of the recalled vehicles.
Anyone who was injured in or had a family member die in a crash involving one of the affected vehicles should contact an attorney to find out if they qualify to file a lawsuit. Lawsuits allege that GM failed to notify the public of the potential danger when it first discovered the problem.
Our national product liability lawyers are investigating GM ignition defect claims to help people who have been injured by the ignition defect get the compensation they deserve. If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries in an accident involving one of the recalled vehicles, you may be entitled to compensation. To learn more, contact us for a free consultation.
WHICH VEHICLES ARE COVERED IN THE GM IGNITION SWITCH RECALL?
If you or someone you love was injured in an accident involving one of the following vehicles, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against GM:
• 2006-2007 Chevrolet HHR
• 2006-2007 Pontiac Solstices
• 2006-2007 Saturn Sky models
• 2007 Pontiac G5 models
• 2003-7 Saturn Ion
• 2005-7 Chevrolet Cobalt
HIRE THE EXPERIENCE YOU CAN ONLY GET FROM A FORMER AUTO-INDUSTRY LAWYER
Our national GM ignition switch defect team is lead by Nate Bjerke [link to my bio page on our main site?]. Nate spent the first part of his career as a lawyer flying all over the country defending General Motors and other car manufacturers in cases all across the United States. He now focuses his practice on helping people across the United States who have been seriously injured by defective automobiles and other products. We know the automobile industry, how it works and how it defends cases like yours. We know how to stay a step ahead.