GM Considering Payment to Those Injured or Killed as a Result of Ignition Malfunctions

Keith, Miller, Butler, Schneider, & Pawlik, PLLC offers their services to aid in massive number of cases involved with General Motors recall.

Facing intense public criticism and federal scrutiny, General Motors is moving forward with determining the scope of injuries and deaths caused by an ignition defect that the company has known about for more than 13 years. To date, GM has not made public the full scope of injuries and deaths caused by this faulty product, citing privacy concerns for the injured. However, many experts believe that the number of crashes and injuries linked to the faulty ignition is higher than the previously reported 54 accidents and 13 deaths.

Mike Andrews, Sean Keith's co-counsel for the trial regarding a seatbelt defect that took the life of Bentonville High School student, Sara Symons, represents two young victims of GM's negligence. Josh Cull and Samantha Zollman were both severely injured in October 2012 when their vehicle suddenly lost power steering, power brakes, and airbags. Mr. Cull and Ms. Zollman have undergone extensive medical treatment for their serious facial injuries sustained in the crash. The black box data from their 2006 Chevy Cobalt shows that Mr. Cull was going the speed limit and driving normally when the ignition moved to the "off" position, causing him to lose control of the vehicle. Mr. Cull lost his right eye and Ms. Zollman has undergone 8 facial reconstruction surgeries as result of her injuries. You can read here about the latest on the potential settlements and the work that Mike Andrews and other attorneys are doing for those injured by GM's negligence.

GM has recalled a total of 17.73 million vehicles in the United States since February 13, 2014. The recalls based upon the faulty ignition include the following vehicle makes and models:

Buick Lacrosse 2005-2009
Buick Lucerne 2006-2011
Buick Regal LS & GS 2004-2005
Cadillac Deville 2000-2005
Cadillac DTS 2004-2011
Chevrolet Camaro 2010-2014
Chevy Cobalt 2005-2010
Chevrolet HHR 2006-2011
Chevrolet Impala 2006-2014
Chevy Monte Carlo 2006-2008
Chevy Malibu 2004-2009
Chevy Malibu Maxx 2004-2006
Daewoo G2X 2007-2009
Opel GT 2008-2010
Open/Vauxhall GT 2007
Pontiac G5 2003-2010
Pontiac G6 2004-2009
Pontiac Pursuit 2005-2007
Pontiac Solstice 2006-2010
Saturn Aura 2008-2009
Saturn ION 2003-2007
Saturn Sky 2007-2010

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a vehicle of any of these listed makes or models, please contact our office for a free consultation. There may be instances where the driver does not remember the crash or the cause of the crash. If you are unsure of whether you or your loved one has a claim, please let us provide a free review of your potential case.


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