GM Injury Lawsuits for Ignition Recall Claims - Attorneys Handling GM Injury Lawsuits Provide Free, No-Obligation General Motors Injury Claim Review
Approximately 6 million vehicles have been recalled as a part of the GM ignition recall, due to a dangerous driving condition that results from a design defect in the ignition switch and key. Through no fault of their own, drivers using these vehicles can be severely injured or killed if the key or steering column is touched or jostled. Due to the ignition defect, the key can switch from the “run” position to the “off” position while the vehicle is in motion, causing a loss of power to the brakes, steering, and air bags. Without brakes and steering, the vehicle is difficult to maneuver; furthermore, passengers in the vehicle will take the brunt of any collision that occurs due to airbag failure. The General Motors ignition recall applies to vehicles in the Chevrolet, Pontiac, and Saturn lines, including some models years ranging from 2005 – 2010.
An early GM ignition injury lawsuit brought forth evidence that General Motors has known about the ignition switch defect since as early as 2001. Prior to the release of the 2005 Chevy Cobalt, the company was aware that pre-market test drivers have encountered the ignition problem. GM investigated the problem, weighed various fixes and the associated costs of an ignition switch recall, and chose to take no action. Ten years later, the GM ignition recall was finally issued – but not until unnecessary deaths and debilitating injuries had occurred. The company has been the subject of federal government criminal and civil investigations, an internal probe, a $35 million fine, and congressional hearings to find out why the recall was delayed for so long.
If you or a loved one has been harmed in a Chevrolet, Pontiac or Saturn that has since been subject to the ignition recall, you may have legal grounds to file a GM injury lawsuit. GM ignition injury lawsuits allow families to seek justice for the harm, loss, and suffering resulting from the GM ignition defect. As a result of GM’s widespread ignition defect, and through no fault of their own, innocent drivers have been severely injured and have lost their lives. Unfortunately, the best way to motivate a large corporation to do the right thing is often the threat of litigation; filing a lawsuit against General Motors is the best recourse for consumers to demand the company be accountable for the safety of its vehicles. Lawyers representing clients in GM injury lawsuits provide a free, no-obligation case review for persons who believe they may have grounds to file a GM lawsuit.