The Saturn Aura was manufactured by General Motors form 2006 to 2010. This week GM announced a recall of close to 60,000 Aura in the United States and Canada because of faulty automatic transmission shifters resulting in accidents. The 2006 and 2007 model Aura are the only vehicles that have been recalled. The auto manufacturer sates that the Auras can unexpectedly roll away because the driver may think the car is in “Park” when in reality it is in another gear. General Motors is aware of 28 accidents and 4 injuries and zero deaths related to the defect. However hundreds more accidents may have been partially caused by the defect.
Filing a Claim Against General Motors
The DTLA Law Groups defective automobile litigation team is actively investigating possible class action and single party lawsuits and General Motors for the manufacturing and sale of the Saturn Aura resulting in accidents and significant injuries. If you or a loved one have suffered harm or have perished in an auto accidents involving a Saturn Aura contact our law offices. We offer all clients with a full and confidential legal consultation and investigation of your claim against GM free of charge.
Defective Product Claims Against Auto Manufactures
Generally there are three ways in which an injured party is able to prove the existence of a defect in a motor vehicle.
1. Defect in its original design.
2. Defect in the manufacturing process of the vehicle.
3. Labeling defect – also known as the failure to properly warn of all known and or knowable defects associated with the use of the product.
Other causes of action which may be pursued in such cases include breach of implied warranty, and breach of express warranty.
Recovery Available for Victims Injured to the Use of a Defective Automobile
Victims of serious injuries due to a faulty or defective product are entitled to monetary recovery fall all harms suffered. Types of harms compensable in product liability based personal injury cases are as follows…
- All medical and rehabilitation expenses
- All future medical and rehabilitation needs
- Economic Damages – including property damage, lost wages and loss of future earnings
- Non Economic Damages – including pain and suffering and mental anguish
- Punitive Damages – compensable when an at fault party acted with either the intent to cause harm or reckless disregard for the health of life of consumers/purchasers of the vehicle.
Statute of Limitation for Filing a Product Liability Based Lawsuit
Defective product claims must be filed within a certain time period designated by law. Every jurisdiction has a different statutory time period for filing product liability claims. The time starts to tick from the date of the accident or from the date where one realizes that the accident may have been caused by the presence of a defect in a vehicle. For more information on the statue of limitations for filing a lawsuit in the jurisdiction where you reside in see here..
Attorney Consultation Available: If you have any further questions regarding injuries caused by a defect in your vehicle feel free to contact our law firm. All legal consultations are confidential and free of charge.