GM Injury Lawsuits
National Law Firm for General Motors Injury Lawsuits for Recalled Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, and Saturn Vehicles
If you or a loved one has suffered a severe injury resulting from the GM ignition switch defect, you may have grounds to file a GM Injury Lawsuit against General Motors. GM Injury Lawsuits allow persons and family members to seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering and loss that have resulted from defective GM ignition switches.
A General Motors ignition injury lawsuit was filed for the death of a Georgia nurse in 2010. The case, Brandt v. General Motors LLC, which was filed in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Texas, brought forth evidence, in the form of company documents and depositions, proving that General Motors engineers were aware of the ignition switch defect as early as 2004. This means the company knew the ignition system was dangerous in its small car line before the 2005 models hit the dealership showrooms. A conscious choice was made to overlook the ignition defect in the interest of profits, even if it meant the loss of life for some GM customers. This particular GM injury lawsuit, which secured evidence of the GM ignition cover-up, is an important precedent for other GM injury lawsuits to follow.
GM injury lawsuits can be filed by persons and the family members of persons who were harmed in a recalled vehicle including those in the Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, and Saturn lines ranging from 1997 to 2014 model years. Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, and Saturn injury lawsuits allege that General Motors had a responsibility to warn customers of the ignition switch hazard through a recall. By keeping silent about the defect, GM put millions of Americans at risk by no fault of their own.
GM injury lawsuits assert that a conscious choice was made to overlook the ignition defect in the interest of profits, even if it meant the loss of life for some GM customers.
GM injury lawsuits stem from a defect with the ignition system that causes the affected vehicles to lose power while being driven. Loss of power disables the brakes, steering, and airbags, meaning the driver can do little to prevent a potentially serious accident. GM injury lawsuits can be filed by or on behalf of persons who were harmed or killed when their vehicle lost power due to an ignition defect. A total of about 30 million vehicles worldwide have been recalled since 2014 related to ignition safety problems.
GM Injury Lawsuits
If you or a family member was harmed in a car accident in a car that was later subject to GM ignition recalls, you may have legal grounds to file a General Motors injury lawsuit. Filing a lawsuit is the only way to secure compensation for the medical bills, pain, suffering and loss that have resulted from a car accident related to the GM ignition problem. Our lawyers handle GM injury lawsuits throughout the United States, and offer no-cost, no-obligation GM injury case review for persons throughout the nation who were harmed in recalled Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, and Saturn vehicles. To discuss your situation in detail with an attorney and to learn about GM injury lawsuit time limits in your state, please complete our online contact form. One of our attorneys handling GM injury lawsuits will contact you promptly.
It is common to wonder if filing a lawsuit is necessary or beneficial. There are two main reasons to file a claim if you or a family member has been injured as a result of the General Motors ignition defect:
First, a GM Injury lawsuit can bring real financial compensation to your family for the suffering, damages, and medical expenses that were incurred in a recalled vehicle. Survivors of serious car accidents are likely to suffer from continued medical problems and require care throughout their lives as a result of a GM Injury.
Second, a critical mass of GM injury lawsuits against the producers of recalled Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, and Saturn vehicles may be the only way for consumers’ voices to be heard by General Motors. Unfortunately, the threat of major litigation is often the most effective way to pressure a company to take responsibility for the safety of their products and become a better corporate citizen. GM injury lawsuits may join forces in a Multi-District Litigation (MDL), bringing individual consumers together to pursue justice and safeguard others against the same dangers in the future.
Our attorneys represent GM injury lawsuits nationally, and offer no-cost, no-obligation GM Injury lawsuit case review for persons throughout the United States who were injured in a GM vehicle that was later recalled for ignition problems. If you would like to learn more about GM injury lawsuits, find out about GM lawsuit time limits that pertain to you, or ask questions specific to your situation, please contact our GM injury attorneys by completing our online contact form. One of our attorneys handling GM ignition injury lawsuits will contact you promptly.
Who can file a GM Injury Lawsuit?
Persons and family members of persons who suffered a GM ignition injury may be eligible to file a claim against General Motors. Click here to learn more.
General Motors Injury Lawsuits Are Not Class Action Lawsuits
Our attorneys handling GM injury lawsuits are often asked if filing a lawsuit against General Motors will bring about meaningful compensation for their family. GM ignition injury lawsuits are not class action lawsuits, in which each plaintiff can expect to receive only a small settlement. GM lawsuits will likely join forces into a Multi-District Litigation (MDL), in which each case will be handled on its own merit and each plaintiff can expect compensation that is determined by their particular circumstance and degree of suffering.
Our firm represents all persons involved in a GM ignition injury lawsuit on a contingency basis, meaning there are never any legal fees unless we win compensation in your case. For a free no-obligation consultation, complete our brief online contact form. One of our GM injury lawyers will contact you shortly to answer your questions as definitely as possible.
No-Cost, No-Obligation GM Ignition Recall Lawsuit Case Review for Persons or Families of Persons Harmed in a GM Vehicle Subject to Ignition Recall
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