What is the problem with GM ignition switches?
General Motors used an ignition switch that may turn to the off position, which renders the vehicle uncontrollable. If weight is placed on the key ring the ignition switch may move to the off position while driving down the road. Because the key is in the off position, safety systems, such as the airbags, do not work. The injuries from a defective GM ignition switch can be serious and sometimes even deadly.
Who is liable for GM ignition switch injuries?
The lawsuits for defective ignition switches will be against General Motors, the manufacturer of the vehicle. The recall has affected many models and some may not have been fixed. There is a question as to when General Motors knew of the defective ignition switches. At this point, there is no final total as to how many people may have been injured or killed. It is likely that some victims of GM ignition switches did not even realize the faulty ignition switch is to blame for the accident.
What compensation is available from a lawsuit?
Those injured by defective parts may be considering a GM ignition switch lawsuit. If the defective GM ignition switch is the culprit of the accident, you may be entitled to monetary compensation from General Motors. Some victims may be able to get money for medical bills. Others might be entitled to money for pain and suffering from the accident. If you or a loved one lost time at work, there may be compensation for lost wages. Some GM ignition switch victims may be able to even receive punitive damages. For families that lost a loved one from a GM ignition switch accident, you may be able to sue for the loss of that loved one.
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What GM cars had the faulty ignition switches?
According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) many General Motor’s vehicles have been recalled for faulty ignition switches.
- 1997 – 2003 Chevrolet Malibu
- 1998 – 2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue
- 1999 – 2004 Oldsmobile Alero
- 1999 – 2008 Pontiac Grand Am
- 2000 – 2005 Cadillac Deville
- 2000 – 2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
- 2000 – 2014 Chevrolet Impala
- 2003 – 2007 Saturn ION
- 2003 – 2011 Cadillac CTS
- 2004 – 2005 Chevrolet Malibu Classic
- 2004 – 2006 Cadillac SRX
- 2004 – 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix
- 2005 – 2009 Buick Lacrosse
- 2005 – 2010 Chevrolet Colbalt
- 2006 – 2010 Pontiac Solstice
- 2006 – 2011 Buick Lucerne
- 2006 – 2011 Cheverolet HHR
- 2006 – 2011 Cadillac DTS
- 2007 – 2010 Pontiac G 5
- 2007 – 2010 Saturn Sky
- 2010 – 2014 Chevrolet Camaro
Should I contact a GM ignition switch lawyer?
If you suspect you or a loved one’s accident was caused by a GM ignition switch, call our defective product lawyers today. If you were in a single-car accident that was built by General Motors, your accident may be from a defective ignition switch. Your insurance company is likely not going to investigate the crash, but may refuse to pay for the injuries. Our lawyers will investigate the accident and file a lawsuit against General Motors if it is warranted.
Are there previous verdicts and settlements?
- March 2015, Confidential Settlement: The family of a Georgia woman settled with General Motors for an undisclosed confidential amount of money.
- March 2015, Settlement Offers Rejected: Five people with lawsuits against General Motors rejected the automakers offer.
Can I afford a GM ignition switch attorney?
Woods & Woods GM ignition switch attorneys never charge a penny unless you win. If you lose you owe us nothing. We only charge after obtaining a settlement and our fee is a percentage of that settlement and case expenses. There is never a fee for phone calls and we never bill by the hour. Our GM ignition switch attorneys will never ask for money upfront. Our contracts are simple so clients can understand the costs of obtaining a lawyer. We promise not to have hidden fees.
Why call Woods & Woods GM ignition switch lawyers?
Since 1985, Woods & Woods has protected the rights of injured people and their families. Our lawyers have successfully represented thousands of clients. Our skill, knowledge, and dedication to law helps our clients win their lawsuits. Woods & Woods offers free legal consultations to anyone who is injured. We will help you understand what your legal options are after a GM ignition switch accident.