What Does the GM Ignition Recall Mean For Oklahoma Residents?
In February 2014, General Motors (GM) initiated a recall of 2.6 million vehicles. The GM ignition recall has raised controversy and concern in the public. The reason for the GM ignition recall is that these vehicles may have ignition switch defects. The ignition switch defect has the potential to cause a vehicle to shut off without warning, and reports have been made of drivers losing control of their vehicle, and airbags not deploying in accidents.
Injuries Caused by the GM Faulty Ignition Switch
There have already been reports of people who have been adversely affected by the GM ignition recall. Over 30 crashes have been reported, and a total of 12 deaths have been reported in the U.S. Vehicles in the recall include:
- 2005-2010 Chevy Cobalt
- 2007-2010 Saturn Sky
- 2003-2007 Saturn Ion
- 2006-2010 Pontiac Solstice
- 2007-2010 Pontiac G5
- 2006-2011 Chevrolet HHR
Protect Your Legal Rights with Help from a Lawyer
Those who have also been in accidents in a vehicle involved in the GM ignition recall should be aware that they have certain legal rights depending on their situation. An Oklahoma lawyer can help you understand those rights. If you have suffered from injuries resulting from an accident involving a recalled vehicle, you may be eligible to receive compensation from GM. Even if you were not the owner of the car that caused the crash, you may still file a lawsuit against GM for allegedly producing a defective product and continuing to distribute it knowing the dangers involved.
The CEO of GM, Mary Barra, was the subject of intensive questioning over the GM ignition recall in a recent Congressional hearing. A House subcommittee questioned her about whether she knew of the GM ignition recall. GM issued the formal recall in February of 2014, but it is unclear whether GM may have known about the defective part way before the recall. According to the house members, evidence suggests that GM may have known about the dangers of this recall 10 years ago.
Speak with an Oklahoma GM Recall Lawyer Today
An Oklahoma products liability lawyer can assist injured victims who have suffered possibly as a result of GM’s failed ignition switch. If you have been injured, contact Attorney Group for Oklahoma to receive a free evaluation of your case. We can help you determine if you have a claim, and connect you with a lawyer that can assist you in filing a lawsuit to receive compensation for your injuries or other consumer claim. Contact us today for your free, no-obligation consultation.