Has the GM Ignition Recall Affected You?
By March of 2014, General Motors (GM) had recalled over 2.6 million vehicles with potentially defective ignition switchs. The ignition switchs reportedly have an issue in which they can easily be switched to the “off” position. Accidentally hitting the car’s ignition switch with a knee or other body part can suddenly cause the ignition to turn off, with the risk that the vehicle could suddenly lose power and result in a potentially fatal car accident.
Drivers in Florida and across the U.S. may also face other risks. Losing power in the car can cause the airbags to stop working, or the power steering to fail, thus causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle. At least 13 deaths are linked to the GM ignition recall, based on lawsuits filed on behalf of the drivers or passengers who were killed. The Center for Auto Safety believes that over 300 deaths may be linked to the GM ignition recall.
Vehicles involved in the recall as of March 2014 include:
- Chevrolet Cobalt 2005-2010
- Chevrolet HHR 2006-2011
- Opel GT 2007
- Pontiac G5 2007-2010
- Pontiac Pursuit 2005-2006
- Pontiac Solstice 2006-2010
- Saturn Ion 2003-2007
- Saturn Sky 2007-2010
If you are interested in learning more about the GM ignition recall and filing a lawsuit if injured, a Florida lawyer can help you. Attorney Group for Florida can provide you with information about the GM ignition recall and any class action lawsuits or personal injury lawsuits taking place in Florida and across the U.S.
Over 2.6 Million Vehicles Recalled To Date
The GM CEO Mary Barra has been subject to questioning before Congress, where she testified about when GM first knew about the problem prior to the recall. Evidence suggests that GM engineers were aware of the ignition switch failure possibly years prior to the recall. The engineers allegedly designed a new switch, yet GM never initiated a voluntary recall for the ignition switch failure until March of 2014.
Filing a Claim Against GM
If you have been injured in a car accident that you think might have been caused by a defective GM ignition switch, you should consider discussing your legal options with help from a Florida lawyer. You may be eligible to file a lawsuit against GM or becoming part of a class action lawsuit. Find out more information by contacting Attorney Group for Florida.
Those who have suffered from injuries relating to the GM ignition recall may be eligible to receive different types of compensation depending on individual circumstances. A Florida lawyer can help you understand the damages that may be available in your specific case. Damages may be available to recover the medical expenses that victims or their loved ones have incurred. Damages to account for pain and suffering may also be available, in addition to past and future lost wages.
Contact a Florida Injury Lawyer for Assistance Today
Call a Florida injury lawyer if you are interested in filing a lawsuit against GM. At Attorney Group for Florida, we can help answer your questions regarding your legal rights. If you decide to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated lawyer who can assist you in seeking compensation for your injuries or the death of a loved one. Contact us today for your free consultation.