About the GM Brake Class Action Lawsuit
The GM Brake Class Action Lawsuit that was filed in California alleges that General Motors knowingly used defective brakes in their Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC trucks and SUVs. The plaintiff’s lawyers believe there could be more than 212,000 people eligible to join the General Motors Brake Class Action Lawsuit.
In September 2018, General Motors issued a recall for faulty break systems but did not include the vehicles listed in the GM Brake Class Action Lawsuit. The GM Brake Class Action Lawsuit alleges that General Motors first sent a service bulletin to dealerships in February 2015. The GM Faulty Brake Lawsuit also alleges that the bulletin and follow up bulletins contained false information. There was a recall for faulty GM brakes in 2016, but this recall was very limited to replacing a bolt.
You should be aware that there is also currently a lawsuit against Ford for brake failure too. A Ford F-150 brake failure class action lawsuit has been filed for injured victims.
Vehicles Included in the GM Brake Class Action Lawsuit
- 2015 to present Cadillac Escalades
- 2014 to present Chevrolet Silverados
- 2015 to present Chevrolet Suburbans
- 2015 to present Chevrolet Tahoes
- 2014 to present GMC Sierras
- 2015 to present GMC Yukon/Yukon XLs
Evidence of Faulty General Motors Brakes
There are many signs of a faulty General Motors brakes in your Cadillac, Chevrolet, or GMC truck or SUV. First, many drivers notice their GM truck or SUV starts having a tougher time slowing down. Cadillac, Chevrolet, or GMC drivers may also experience a delayed brake response. The brake pedal may be hard, making it tough to press down on the pedal.
Another clue is a faulty vacuum pump on your Cadillac, Chevrolet, or GMC truck or SUV. If a mechanic or insurance company told you the crash was caused by a faulty vacuum pump, you should contact a GM Brake Class Action Lawsuit Attorney right away to investigate your crash.
Some Cadillac, Chevrolet, or GMC vehicles may have experienced strange sounds, fluid leaks, or vehicle warning lights before the accident. If you saw a puddle under your Cadillac, Chevrolet, or GMC vehicle before the accident, that could be a precursor to your accident.
Eligible GM Brake Class Action Lawsuit Plaintiffs
- Driver and Passengers of the GM Vehicle
If you or a loved one were injured in a General Motors vehicle with faulty breaks, you may be eligible to join the GM Brake Class Action Lawsuit. Any occupant that suffered injuries from a car wreck due to faulty brakes should talk to a defective products lawyer about joining the General Motors Brake Class Action Lawsuit.
- Drivers and Passengers in Other Vehicles
If you or a loved one were in a vehicle that collided with a vehicle that had faulty General Motors brakes, you may also be eligible to join the GM Brake Class Action Lawsuit. If you aren’t sure if the GM vehicle had faulty brakes, an attorney may investigate for you if there is cause.
- Pedestrians Injured by GM Vehicle
Innocent bystanders and pedestrians that were injured by a vehicle with faulty General Motors brakes should consider joining the GM Brake Class Action Lawsuit. Families that lost a loved one who was a pedestrian may also be able to join the General Motors Brakes Class Action Lawsuit.
Potential Recoveries for Injury Victims of Faulty Breaks
- Medical Expenses
If you were injured in an accident because of faulty General Motors brakes, the GM Brake Class Action Lawsuit may provide money for medical expenses related to the accident. Medical bills can pile up fast after a car accident.
- Car Repair Costs
If your vehicle was involved in an accident because of defective General Motors brakes, you may be able to recover money for car repair costs. Car repair costs might be available to people driving Cadillacs, Chevrolets, GMCs and the vehicles that collided with due to defective brakes.
- Loss of a Loved One
If your family lost a loved one due to defective General Motors brakes, your family may be able to recover monetary assistance. Losing a loved one from a car accident is unimaginable, but when it happens, you can recover on behalf of their estate in many cases.
- Punitive Damages
While punitive damages are not the norm, they do happen. Punitive damages are available when a defendant’s actions are outrageous. For example, in the GM Brake Class Action Lawsuit, there might be punitive damages because GM knowingly installed defective braking systems in their Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC trucks and SUVs.
- Pain and Suffering
Going through a car accident is hard. Many car wreck victims stay in the ICU, have surgery, follow-up surgeries, rehabilitation, and lengthy hospital stays. This can take an emotional toll on personal injury victims. The law allows car wreck victims to recover damages for pain and suffering. These damages may be included in the GM Defective Brake Class Action Lawsuit.
- Lost Wages
If you missed time from work because of an injury caused by defective GM brakes, you might be able to recover money for lost wages. Because car accidents often require lots of medical care, personal injury victims miss long periods of time at work. Damages for lost wages are likely to be included in the GM Defective Brake Class Action Lawsuit.
- Emotional Distress
If you were injured in an accident caused by defective General Motors brakes in a Cadillac, Chevrolet, or GMC truck or SUV, emotional distress damages could be a part of your monetary recovery. Damages for emotional distress are likely to be included in the GM Brake Class Action Lawsuit.
Talk With a Defective GM Brake Class Action Lawyer
Since 1985, Woods & Woods defective product lawyers have fought for injured and disabled people. Our lawyers can assist you in joining the GM Brake Class Action Lawsuit. After a simple legal consultation, we’ll be able to tell you whether or not we think you should join the defective GM brake lawsuit.
We partner with other nationwide law firms to fight for clients – our firms’ strengths work together to fight major corporations. Your defective car parts lawyer will do everything in their power to win your case. Taking on major corporations can be done and plaintiffs can win – it’s done all the time.
Free Legal Consultation: Woods & Woods will never charge for legal consultations. If you think you or a loved one were injured by a defective GM brake system, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We can talk about the GM Brake Class Action Lawsuit and see if you qualify.
You Only Pay if You Win: Clients will only pay their defective automobile lawyer if the GM Brake Class Action Lawsuit is won. If the GM Brake Class Action Lawsuit is not won, you pay your lawyer nothing. There is no upfront fee to join the GM Brake Class Action Lawsuit.