Less than two months ago, the number of fatality claims linked to the faulty General Motors (GM) ignition switch reached 100. A recent update has revealed the most recent amount to be 119.
The claims fund, created to compensate injury victims as well as families who lost a loved one as a result of GM's defective ignition switch, was open through Jan. 31, 2015. Hundreds of claims flooded the fund site just days before the deadline.
Gordon & Doner has been monitoring the GM faulty ignition switch story for months. If you believe that you were injured in an auto accident as a result of a faulty ignition switch, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain suffering.
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As the numbers continue to rise, it has become evident that GM's initial belief that approximately 13 deaths were linked to the switch was completely wrong.
The latest tally reveals that 362 claims have been determined eligible, this includes 119 death claims as well as 229 injury claims. Still, 81 claims remain under review.
Victims families are being offered compensation of at least $1 million, which means the company will be paying out more than $119 million just for fatality claims. Allegedly, the company set aside between $200 and $600 million to cover the costs of approved injury and fatality claims.
Still, many victims have opted to forego filing a claim with GM and are opting to file a lawsuit against the automaker.
Gordon & Doner is currently investigating claims on behalf of injury victims and those who lost a loved one as a result of GM's faulty manufacturing. Our experienced GM auto recall attorneys are dedicated to fighting for the rights of the injured. We will fight for the compensation you need and deserve.