GM Ignition Switch Wrongful Death Claims Up to 49

GM Ignition Switch Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Fund Raises Death Toll to 49 Due to the high volume of personal injury and wrongful death claims against General Motors in 2014, related to a sudden, large vehicle recall for older model vehicles that had defective ignition switches, the automotive manufacturer decided to extend applications for the compensation fund, which was created to help victims of car accidents caused by the ignition switch problem. Through Friday, January 16th, the GM compensation fund received 311 wrongful death … [Read more...]

GM Kicks Year Off with More Vehicle Recalls

GM Issues More Vehicle Recall in First Two Days of 2015 For many, the New Year represents a clean slate; however, for much-maligned General Motors, it only marks the beginning of another round of vehicle recalls. Last February, the automobile manufacturer quietly issued a vehicle recall for around 250,000 cars, trucks, and SUVs, some of which dated back as far as the 2004-2005 model years. The problem, according to GM, was faulty ignition switches. The company also quietly acknowledged that it knew about at least 13 deaths and several serious … [Read more...]

GM Faces Another Lawsuit for Vehicle Recall Problems

GM Hit with Lawsuit for Failing to Issue Vehicle Recall for Defective Chevy Volts General Motors has had a rough year when it comes to vehicle defects and vehicle recalls. As the year comes to a close, the automotive manufacturer faces another lawsuit, in which the Plaintiff claims that a steering wheel defect in the Chevy Volts causes the steering wheel to freeze intermittently, which can result in a car accident. Plaintiffs Christopher Johnson and Tara Follari-Johnson filed a complaint against General Motors on December 19th, claiming that … [Read more...]

GM Ignition Switch Wrongful Death Claim Toll Reaches 36

Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Claims Against GM’s Faulty Ignition Switches Rise According to the attorneys overseeing the General Motors defective ignition switch compensation fund, the number of wrongful death claims went up in the last week of November, and the number of reported deaths believed to be directly related to ignition switch defects and the delayed vehicle recall has risen to 36. The totals were updates on Monday, December 1st. The compensation fund says that it also recognized 44 wrongful death claims of serious personal … [Read more...]

Woman Cleared of Negligent Homicide in Crash Due to GM Vehicle Recall

Woman Cleared of Negligent Homicide Charges in Fatal Crash Because of GM Vehicle Recall On Monday, November 24th, a Texas judge cleared a woman of all negligent homicide charges related to a fatal 2007 car accident which killed her fiancée, after the accident was linked to defects in ignition switches in some older model General Motors vehicles which led to a GM vehicle recall earlier this year. Candice Anderson was driving a Saturn Ion, which was one of the 2.5 million defective cars under vehicle recall due to ignition switch problems. The … [Read more...]

Arizona’s Attorney General Sues GM for GM Ignition Switch Recall Delay

Arizona Sues General Motors Over GM Ignition Switch Recall Delays The attorney general for Arizona has filed a lawsuit against General Motors for economic losses related to the 30 million cars under the GM Ignition switch recall, including the older model GM vehicles with faulty ignition switches. Arizona’s lawsuit, filed on Wednesday, November 19th under the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act, says the state lost at least $3 billion selling unsafe GM vehicles. About 300,000 cars, trucks, and SUVs registered in Arizona and made by GM have fallen … [Read more...]

GM Placed Order for Replacement Ignition Switches Before Vehicle Recall

Revealed Emails Show GM Placed Replacement Ignition Switches Order Before Vehicle Recall According to an investigative report from the Wall Street Journal, General Motors placed an “urgent” replacement ignition switches order for 500,000 ignition switches in December 2013, although the automotive manufacturer did not issue its first ignition switch vehicle recall until February 2014. Earlier this year, GM issued a small vehicle recall because some older model cars – many dating back to 2004 and 2005, before GM won a bankruptcy filing in 2009 … [Read more...]

GM Offers Incentives for Ignition Switch Repairs

Ignition Switch Injury Claims Rise, GM Offers Vehicle Recall Repair Incentives The deadline to file a personal injury claim with General Motors’ ignition switch settlement fund is the end of this year – December 31st, 2014. The number of personal injury claims involving GM’s 10-year delayed vehicle recall for faulty ignition switches has consistently grown, and recently, the company saw a small spike in the number of claims filed. On Friday, October 31st, the ignition switch settlement fund saw 4 additional wrongful death claims, and 174 new … [Read more...]

Latest GM Vehicle Recall Covers Half-Million Cars

Latest GM Vehicle Recall Involves Over 500,000 Cars and SUVs General Motors has had a tough year involving numerous vehicle recalls due to safety issues, along with class action lawsuits, personal injury and wrongful death complaints, and a federal investigation. The company’s vehicle recall woes began in February of this year, with a small vehicle recall of 10-year-old cars that had ignition switch problems. When confronted with the long-delayed recall, GM admitted that it knew about 13 deaths tied directly to ignition switch problems, which … [Read more...]

Chrysler Issues Vehicle Recall Due to Ignition Switch Problems

Chrysler Faces Older Model Vehicle Recall Due to Ignition Switch Problems Since February this year, General Motors has recalled over 30 million vehicles, about 20 million of which were older model cars that had ignition switch problems which caused numerous accidents, personal injuries, and deaths. Now, Chrysler has issued a vehicle recall for some of their older model cars, for a similar ignition switch problem. Chrysler Group LLC issued a vehicle recall covering 349,442 older model cars and SUVs, including the Dodge Charger, Dodge Magnum, … [Read more...]