GM Ignition Switch Recall Lawsuits

GM ignition switch recallApproximately 30 million General Motors (GM) vehicles have been recalled due to a faulty ignition switch linked to more than 120 deaths and dozens more serious injuries.

The GM ignition switch recall has led to dozens of lawsuits filed on behalf of consumers injured as a result of the vehicle defect, as well as families who lost a loved one in an accident involving a defective vehicle.

If you were injured in an auto accident involving a recalled GM vehicle, contact our experienced lawyers to discuss your legal options. Your initial consultation is free and you do not pay us unless we obtain a successful outcome.

For a free case review, call 1 (855) 722-2552.

Makes and Models Affected by the Recall

After a decade of reports related to the ignition switch problem had been compiled, GM decided to issue an auto recall in February 2014. Subsequent recalls were issued over the course of several months. Emails later revealed GM had ordered approximately 500,000 replacement ignition switches just two months before the initial recall was ordered.

GM has recalled the following vehicles:

  • Buick LaCrosse, 2005-2009
  • Buick Lucerne, 2006-2011
  • Cadillac CTS, 2003-2011
  • Cadillac Deville, 2000-2005
  • Cadillac DTS, 2006-2011
  • Cadillac SRX, 2004-2006
  • Chevrolet Camaro, 2010-2014
  • Chevrolet Cobalt, 2005-2010
  • Chevrolet HHR, 2006-2011
  • Chevrolet Impala, 2000-2014
  • Chevrolet Malibu, 1997-2003
  • Chevrolet Malibu Classic, 2004-2005
  • Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 2000-2007
  • Oldsmobile Alero, 1999-2004
  • Chevrolet Intrigue, 1998-2002
  • Pontiac G5, 2007-2010
  • Pontiac Grand Am, 1999-2005
  • Pontiac Grand Prix, 2004-2008
  • Pontiac Solstice, 2006-2010
  • Saturn Ion, 2003-2007
  • Saturn Sky, 2007-2010

Millions of vehicles were recalled after it was revealed that the ignition switch could haphazardly be bumped from the “on” position to the “off” position. The switch could turn off if there were too many keys on a key ring or if a driver encountered rough road conditions. If the ignition switch was not in the run position, the airbags could fail to deploy, which increased the risk of serious or fatal injuries.

Can I File a Claim?

GM violated laws which required it to give federal officials a timely notice of any defects. The company concealed more than 10 years’ worth of information about accidents, injuries and deaths because of the recalled vehicles. The law typically requires a manufacturer to report any issue within five days of discovery.

In 2015, a Manhattan judge announced criminal charges against GM and required the company to pay $900 million. The company admitted to failing to disclose the safety defect. Under a deferred prosecution agreement, GM’s policies, practices and procedures must be reviewed and assessed by an independent monitor.

GM was also ordered to pay $35 million to the Department of Transportation for delaying the recall of the vehicles.

Anyone who drove one of the affected models may have been at risk of serious injury or death because they were not aware a problem existed.

GM’s CEO admitted that ‘terrible things happened’ as a result of these defective components. This is not news that should be ignored, therefore our firm’s focus right now is helping those affected by this recall.

If you were affected by the GM ignition switch recall, you may be eligible to file a claim and seek justice and compensation for your injuries. Additionally, vehicle owners may be eligible to file a claim if their vehicle's value diminished following the recall.

We are currently accepting inquiries from GM owners and offering complimentary consultations to help determine the merits of your claim.

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Filing a GM Ignition Switch Recall Lawsuit

Several class action lawsuits have been filed against GM, while at least two others have been filed against Delphi Automotive, the manufacturer who produced the defective switches. Though GM set up a fund to compensation victims and their families, many have chosen to file a lawsuit for the injuries and losses they suffered.

At the law offices of Gordon & Doner, our highly trained legal team is prepared to help you and your loved ones if you were affected by the GM ignition switch recall.

Our experienced defective product attorneys have detailed knowledge of product liability laws and understand that when a company’s negligence causes harm, justice must be delivered. We always seek the maximum amount of compensation due to our clients.

We offer free legal consultations so victims of the GM ignition switch recall can determine their legal options. We also work on a contingency fee basis and do not collect our fees unless we are able to obtain a successful verdict or settlement.

For a free case review, call 1 (855) 722-2552 or fill out a Free Case Evaluation.

 

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