So far the GM ignition defect has been linked to numerous crashes throughout the United States causing numerous serious injuries and at least 38 deaths.
GM has issued recalls in addition to ignition switches. In addition to the ignition switches, GM this year has issued record recalls for more than 29 million vehicles. The recall has been based on defects such as improperly installed airbags in SUVs to as well as defective transmission shift cables and poorly designed tail lights and seat belts.
The first bout of recalls in February 2014 led to a Congressional investigation into the faulty ignition switches. Substantial evidence has recently emerged that General Motors was aware of the defected switches for more than a decade, and did nothing to fix the ignition switches despite reports of numerous accidents caused by the faulty switches. Reports indicate that while GM knew about the faulty ignition switches for more than a decade, they chose not to recall them until February of this year. Reports indicate the ignition switches can slide out of the “on” position, which can cause the cars to stall. This stalling can knock out power steering and also turn off the air bags.
If you or anyone you know was seriously injured in an accident involving a faulty ignition switch or other problems with a recalled GM vehicle, you should contact our General Motors recall lawyers for a free case evaluation.
You may be entitled to substantial compensation. The time to act is now so call our office at 618.993.2222.
Lawler Brown handles various types of personal injury cases, including General Motors ignition switch lawsuits. Our firm handles these cases on a contingency basis which means you will not pay anything until you get compensation.