Auto manufacturing giant General Motors has issued millions of recalls
over the past year due to a defect in their vehicle ignition switch systems. One of the chief concerns regarding these vehicles is a heightened risk of their Airbags failing to deploy upon an inspection due to e shutting down of the vehicles electronic systems caused by the ignition switch defect. So far hundreds of individuals have filed complaints against the General Motors for injuries sustained due to airbag and ignition switch failures of several General Motors vehicles. According to investigators and General Motors more claims of injury and death with airbags failing to deploy in Chevy Cobalt’s are more than five to fifty times greater than any other vehicle in its class.
Victim Right to Compensation
: Individual who have suffered harm due an airbag failure in a Chevy Cobalt may have the right to compensation for all harms suffered.
Specific Make and Models of Vehicles Containing the Ignition Switch Airbag Defect
Note: Most of the vehicles known to be defective were manufactured between 2002 and 2007.
- Chevrolet Cobalt
- Pontiac G5
- Saturn Ion
- Saturn Sky
- Chevrolet HHR
- Pontiac Solstice
Compensation Available for Victims of Chevy Cobalt Air bag Failure Injuries
Victims of severe injuries due to accidents caused by defective vehicles are entitled to compensation for all harms suffered. Specific categories of damages compensable in personal injury / defective product cases include the following..
- All health care costs associated with the injuries you have suffered – including hospitalization, treatment for injuries, MRI’s, as well as future medical and rehabilitation expenses.
- All economic damages sustained – damage to property, lost wages, loss of work due to injuries and future loss of income or reduction in earning capacity due to sustainment of long term injuries and disabilities.
- Non-economic damages – mental trauma, emotional anguish, pain and suffering.
Punitive Damage Compensation – GM Recall Lawsuits
Punitive damages are designed to punish at fault parties who have acted with either the intent to cause harm or willful-wanton disregard for the life and health of individual consumers. In the case of the Chevy Cobalt, recent reports have indicated that General Motors knew that the ignition switch defect resulted in a significant increase in both the rate of accidents and the rate of airbag failures in their vehicles but failed to take measures required to correct the issue and recall its products.
Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit:
The death of a loved one is a tragedy for close relatives. Historically, under the Common Law system, individuals were barred from filing a personal injury tort claim against at fault parties for the death of their loved ones. However almost all states across the country have enacted wrongful death statutes which permit certain family members the right to seek compensation form at fault parties for the death of their loved ones.
Legal Consultation Available
: All legal case reviews regarding claims against General Motors for malfunctioning airbags and ignition switches are free of charge. If you have any further legal questions feel free to contact our law offices toll free (855)385-2529.
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