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GM Ignition Switch Wrongful Death Claims Up to 49

GM Ignition Switch Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Fund Raises Death Toll to 49Due 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...]

Officer Charged with Police Brutality for Death

Officer Faces Assault Charges for Police Brutality that Led to Death of PatientA San Francisco police officer faces numerous charges related to an incident of police brutality according to the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office.Deputy Michael Lewelling, 33, was arrested on Friday on charges related to a dire incident of police brutality, including assault, perjury, filing a false police report, filing a false instrument, and four felony charges.The arrest was related to a police brutality incident that occurred in November 2014. The … [Read more...]

Virginia Joins Trinity Guardrails Whistleblower Lawsuit

Virginia Joins Whistleblower Lawsuit Against Trinity for Faulty GuardrailsVirginia Attorney General Mark Herring has added the state to a whistleblower lawsuit against Trinity Industries and Trinity Highway Products for selling faulty guardrails that had not passed federal testing.“It is shocking that a company would think they could secretly modify a safety device in a way that may actually pose a threat to Virginia motorists,” Attorney General Herring said in a press release. “Trinity had an obligation to test and seek approval for its … [Read more...]

GM Ignition Switch Wrongful Death Claim Toll Reaches 36

Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Claims Against GM’s Faulty Ignition Switches RiseAccording 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...]

Takata and Honda Sued for Faulty Airbag Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Takata and Honda After Accident Linked to Faulty AirbagOn Monday, November 17th, Takata Corp and Honda Motor Corp, who have both issued numerous safety recalls and been the subject of intense scrutiny in recent months due to faulty airbags that will explode when a part corrodes, now face a wrongful death lawsuit from a family that linked a car accident to the airbags.Hien Tran died last month from complications on October 2nd, three days after her 2001 model year Honda Accord hit another car, and the … [Read more...]

GM Ignition Switch Deaths Rise to 29

Wrongful Death Tally Against GM’s Ignition Switch Delayed Vehicle Recall Rises to 29According to the attorneys working with General Motors to manage the personal injury and wrongful death claims for the ignition switch victims’ compensation fund, the total number of people who died as a result of the delayed vehicle recall has risen to 29.The group says there have also been a confirmed 27 serious injuries related to the ignition switch crashes.The compensation fund has received 184 wrongful death claims involving automobile crashes due to … [Read more...]

GM Vehicle Recall Wrongful Death Toll Hits 27

As Settlement Payments Offered, Wrongful Death Toll in Delayed Vehicle Recall Reaches 27In February of this year, General Motors issued a small, quiet vehicle recall covering several hundred thousand older model cars that had a problem with the ignition switch. The cars came from model years 2004-2005, which meant that either the ignition switches were just starting to go bad after 10 years, or the company had delayed the vehicle recall for far too long.Unfortunately, the latter turned out to be the case. Through the spring and summer, GM … [Read more...]

Extreme Sports and Personal Injury: Required For Fun?

Extreme Sports Industry Facing More Personal Injury and Wrongful Death ComplaintsIn April 2013, a racer died at Tough Mudder, an extreme sports event. Although it was the first death for that particular extreme sports business, many advocates have since come forward arguing that Tough Mudder and other similar endurance marathon events can do much more to protect participants from personal injury and death.The Tough Mudder victim was 28-year-old Avishek Sengupta, who worked for a technology firm. Sengupta reportedly drowned after spending 8 … [Read more...]

Deaths Related to GM’s Delayed Vehicle Recall Likely Underestimated

NHTSA: GM’s Delayed Vehicle Recall May Have Caused More Than The Reported 13 DeathsThe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on May 23rd that there may be more than 13 wrongful deaths caused by crashes because General Motors delayed a vehicle recall.The company began a vehicle recall in February of this year, which covered a few thousand older model 2004 and 2005 Cobalts, as well as a few other vehicle models. However, the vehicle recall quickly expanded to 2.6 million cars, and GM admitted that the 10-year-old cars, which had … [Read more...]

GM Vehicle Recall leads to Personal Injury Lawsuits

GM Faces $10 Billion in Lawsuits Related to Delayed Vehicle RecallGeneral Motors Co., which has issued numerous vehicle recalls in 2014 alone, now faces 79 personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits, which could cost the company $10 billion.The GM ignition recall covers 2.6 million older-model cars from years 2004 and 2005.While in US bankruptcy court, the automotive manufacturer told government officials that an additional 20 lawsuits have been filed April 30th.Several of the personal injury lawsuits allege that the “Old GM” – the … [Read more...]