On June 30, 2014 General Motors and the Federal Government issued yet another recall of a vehicle due to unintended ignition key rotation. One of the vehicles involved in the most recent recall is the Pontiac Gran Prix model year 2004 through to 2008. Individuals who have been involved in accident caused by ignition switch failures are entitled to compensation for all harms suffered. Between 2004 and 2008 approximately 450,000 Pontiac Grand Prix vehicles were sold in the united states with another 40,000 sol in Canada. Other vehicles involved in the massive June 30th recall include the following…
- 1997 – 2005 Chevrolet Malibu
- 1998 – 2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue
- 1999 – 2004 Oldsmobile Alero
- 2004 – 2006 Cadillac SRX
- 1999 – 2005 Pontiac Grand Am
- 2000 – 2005 Pontiac Grand Am
- 2000 – 2005 Chevrolet Impala
- 2000 – 2005 Monte Carlo
- 2003-2013 Cadillac CTS – Coupe and Wagon Body Styles Only
This follows the massive recall of the Chevrolet Cobalt several months ago due to the same ignition switch issue.
Compensation Available for Victims of Ignition Switch Defects
Individuals who have suffered harm due to an accident caused by faulty ignition switched in General Motors vehicles are entitled to compensation for the following harms…
- All medical and hospitalization costs.
- Future medical and rehabilitation needs.
- All economic damages including loss of value to the vehicle, loss of salary and wages and future loss of income resulting from long term or permanent injuries suffered.
- Non-economic damage compensation – pain and suffering, emotional trauma etcetera.
Punitive Damages: Punitive damages are available when an individual or corporation acted with malice and or willful disregard for the life and health of consumers.
Filing a Wrongful Death Claim Against General Motors: Most states have enacted wrongful death statutes allowing certain family members of the deceased from filing lawsuits against at fault parties.
Attorney Consultation: It is always advisable to seek a legal consultation with an attorney before you attempt to settle a claim with General Motors outright. In most cases manufacturers of defective automobiles will attempt to low ball any settlement that is offered to an individual that is not being legally represented by an attorney. If you have any legal questions regarding the filing of a claim feel free to contact our law offices toll free (855)385-2529.