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 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...]

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...]

GM Issues Another Vehicle Recall Due to Parking Brake Problems

Another Vehicle Recall from GM Involves Parking Brakes and Fire Hazards Although the automotive manufacturer has already issued numerous vehicle recalls for over 30 million cars in 2014 alone, General Motors has issued another vehicle recall – this time because a defect in the parking brake can cause a fire. The reported problem occurs in GM’s 2013-2015 model year Cadillac XTS and the 2014-2015 model year Chevrolet Impala. A letter confirming the vehicle recall was issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The total … [Read more...]

Paraplegic Woman Sues GM for Personal Injury

Paraplegic Woman Burned by Seat in GM Vehicle, Sues GM for Personal Injury A paraplegic woman from Portland, Maine, is suing General Motors in a very different type of lawsuit than the manufacturer has faced in recent months – she received a burn from one of the seat warmers that required months of medical attention, sues GM for personal injury. Emma Verrill, 26, is paralyzed from the waist down and cannot feel hot and cold in those extremities. In 2012, she and a friend went on a beach trip in the friend’s Chevrolet Suburban, which had … [Read more...]

GM Compensation Fund for Special Victims Faces Numerous Personal Injury Claims

GM Compensation Fund for Special Victims of GM Faulty Ignition Switches Receive More Personal Injury Claims Than Expected On Monday, August 11th, General Motors reported that their GM compensation fund, set up for victims of the delayed faulty ignition switch vehicle recall, had received more claims than anticipated – a total of 135 personal injury claims, almost half of which were wrongful death claims. According to Camille Biros, spokeswoman for fund manager and attorney Kenneth Feinberg, the total number of wrongful death claims related to … [Read more...]

GM SUV Recall Due to Fire RIsk

GM SUV Recall: SUVs Can Catch Fire General Motors, the car manufacturer beleaguered by vehicle recalls for ignition switch problems, has been forced to issue another vehicle recall – this time, it is the third recall for GM SUVs that can catch fire. In the first week of August, federal safety regulators released documents that GM will need to attempt another fix of the power window switches, which can catch fire. Reportedly, the problem is so serious that GM has told consumers to leave their SUVs outside, just in case the power window … [Read more...]