Illinois Residents: GM Injury Lawsuits for Ignition Recall Claims
Attorneys Handling GM Injury Lawsuits Provide Free, No-Obligation General Motors Injury Claim Review for Illinois Residents
Millions of General Motors vehicles, including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Oldsmobile, Pontiac and Saturn cars, have been recalled due to a deadly fault with the ignition system. Families in Illinois are seeking compensation via GM injury lawsuits against General Motors.
GM Injury Lawsuits Information for Illinois
Persons and the family members of persons in Illinois who were harmed in a vehicle that has since been included in the ignition recall may have legal grounds to file a GM injury lawsuit for the suffering, harm, damages, and loss that have resulted. Despite having information about the safety risks posed by the defective ignition parts, General Motors did not issue a recall until more than ten years after the defective parts were first used in cars. Meanwhile, innocent drivers in Illinois have been harmed and killed in GM vehicles including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Oldsmobile, Pontiac and Saturn models. This section provides information about GM injury lawsuits, including Illinois GM injury lawsuit time limits.
GM Injury Lawsuit FAQs for Illinois Claims
Read this section for answers to common questions asked of lawyers handling GM lawsuits for Illinois residents related to the ignition recall. Explore this page to learn about who in Illinois qualifies to file a GM lawsuit, or what time limits may apply to your claim in Illinois. Read full GM injury lawsuit questions and answers for Illinois residents.
GM Injury Attorneys Serving Illinois
This page describes the legal services provided to residents of Illinois by our General Motors injury lawyers accepting claims for Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Oldsmobile, Pontiac and Saturn vehicles in Illinois. Our attorneys work on a contingency basis for GM injury lawsuits, meaning there will be no fees unless we collect for you. GM ignition injury lawyers are providing free case reviews for Illinois persons considering ignition recall lawsuits. Read full information for filing a GM injury lawsuit against vehicle manufacturers from GM injury attorneys for Illinois residents.
GM Ignition Recall Information for Illinois Residents
The GM ignition recalls, affecting 30 million vehicles including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Oldsmobile, Pontiac and Saturn models sold in Illinois, have been issued as a result of a defect in the ignition switch and key that results in very dangerous driving conditions and potential injury to passengers in Illinois. This section provides full GM ignition recall information, including a list of the vehicles subject to the recall and information about who in Illinois can file a GM ignition recall lawsuit. Read full Illinois GM ignition recall information.
Illinois GM Ignition Injuries
A safety defect in the ignition system of various General Motors vehicles sold in Illinois between 1997 and 2014, including popular models in the Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Oldsmobile, Pontiac and Saturn lines, has resulted in severe and permanent GM ignition injuries and deaths. Due to low torque in the ignition key cylinder, the affected vehicles can switch from “run” to “off” while in motion, causing a loss of power to the electrical system. Without power steering, brakes, or airbags, Illinois drivers and passengers are at risk of serious car accidents. This section provides an overview of GM ignition injuries in Illinois.
Approximately 30 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, Illinois 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 Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, and Saturn lines, including some models years ranging from 1997 - 2014.
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 had 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 in Illinois and around the nation. 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 in Illinois has been harmed in a Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, and Saturn that has since been subject to the ignition recall, you may have legal grounds to file a GM injury lawsuit with attorneys serving Illinois. GM ignition injury lawsuits allow Illinois 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 Illinois 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 Illinois consumers to demand the company be accountable for the safety of its vehicles. Lawyers representing Illinois 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 in Illinois.
No Fees Unless We Collect for You - Our GM Ignition Injury Lawyers Represent Illinois Clients on a Contingency Basis
We will represent all persons involved in a GM injury lawsuit in Illinois on a contingency basis, meaning there are never any legal fees unless we win compensation in your case. Any person or loved one or a person who was sustained a GM ignition injury in Illinois is eligible to receive a free, no-obligation case review from our attorneys. Simply contact our firm through the online contact form or the chat feature and one of our GM injury lawyers for Illinois families will contact you promptly to discuss your case.