GM Ignition Recall
In February 2014, General Motors (GM) recalled over 2.6 million vehicles due to a possible defect in the ignition gear. There are numerous GM vehicles impacted by the recall. These models include the:
- 2005-2007 Chevrolet Cobalt
- 2006-2007 HHR
- 2006-2007 Pontiac Solstice
- 2007 G5
- 2003-2007 Saturn Ion
- 2007 Sky
Cars that received service part installations prior to May 31, 2010, may also be subject to the recall.
If you own one of the vehicles impacted by the GM ignition recall, or you or a loved one have been injured in an accident involving a GM vehicle, consider contacting a personal injury lawyer with the Georgia Injury Attorney Group to learn more about your legal rights.
The Beginning of the GM Ignition Recall
The GM CEO Mary Barra went in front of Congress on April 1st, 2014 to speak on the recall and the allegation that GM knew about the allegedly defective part for approximately 10 years before doing anything about it. GM may be subject to government fines if it is determined they were aware of the defect and did not cease distribution. Under the legal doctrine of strict products liability, a manufacturer and distributor of an unreasonably unsafe product may be liable for any injuries sustained by a user of that product.
Payout Claims Specialist Hired by GM
GM seems to recognize that it will likely have to pay numerous claims of individuals injured in accidents resulting from ignition defects. Compensation specialist Kenneth Feinberg, the specialist who handled compensation efforts for 9/11 and the BP oil spill, has been hired to handle claims relating to the ignition recall. Any family members who are filing a lawsuit on behalf of a deceased loved one may consider pursuing a claim to obtain compensation, and speaking with a Georgia lawyer can help each individual understand their rights in their unique situation.
Contact a Georgia Lawyer for Help with Your Case
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of GM’s allegedly defective ignition switches, considering seeking legal counsel from a Georgia lawyer to discuss your legal rights. You may have a claim for compensation. The Georgia Injury Attorney Group can analyze your case and determine whether you have a claim. If you decide to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated lawyer in Georgia who can assist you in seeking compensation. Contact us today for your free consultation.