Let Us Help You File a Claim against General Motors
Recently, GM recalled 1.6 million cars in the U.S. because of a dangerous defect in the vehicles’ ignition switches. According to studies, the faulty ignition switches were able to switch the setting from on to off suddenly, causing the car to lose power steering, power brakes, and airbag function. The ignition could switch with just a bump in the road or a heavy keychain attached to the key in the ignition.
If you or a loved one has been left injured by a defective GM ignition switch, we encourage you to discuss your claim with our team at Ashcraft & Gerel. Our attorneys handle ignition switch defect claims in Landover and beyond.
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GM Ignition Switches Have Caused Serious Injury & Death
Though GM officials claim that only 12 deaths of 22 crashes were directly caused by the ignition switch defect, federal crash data by the Center for Auto Safety reports that at least 303 deaths could be attributed to it.
Cars included in the recall regarding the ignition switch defect include:
- Chevrolet Cobalt (2005-2007)
- Pontiac G5 (2005-2007)
- Saturn Ion (2003-2007)
- Pontiac Solstice (2006-2007)
- Chevrolet HHR (2006-2007)
- Saturn Sky (2006-2007)
Allegedly, GM was aware of the ignition switch defect but failed to take action for 10 years until the recall. Unfortunately, there is a lot of back-and-forth arguing over whether GM can technically be held accountable for any injuries that occurred before 2009 when the company went through a bankruptcy and government bailout.
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Know & Protect Your Rights
General Motors – and all other carmakers, for that matter – have a duty to ensure the safety of their vehicles. In the event of a known defect, they should be obligated to quickly fix the problem.
If you were injured by a defective auto part, you may be able to sue the manufacturer or designer for damages including:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Physical impairment
- Medical, incidental, and hospital expenses
- Lost wages and diminished earning capacity
- Punitive damages in cases of serious misconduct
Contact Ashcraft & Gerel
Our firm has a strong track record of success in auto product liability claims. We have effectively represented thousands of people throughout the country who suffered injuries caused by defective products.
If you were seriously injured or you lost a loved one in an accident caused by a defective GM ignition switch, do not hesitate to schedule a free and confidential consultation with our Landover ignition switch defect lawyers.