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Chevy Cobalt Air Bag Failure Lawsuit – GM Ignition Switch Class Action

Chevy Cobalt Air Bag Failure Lawsuit – GM Ignition Switch Class Action 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. Further Information: GM Failure to Timely Recall Cobalts Wrongful Death Lawsuits Against GM

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I owned a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt and I was in an accident back in 2010 in Jacksonville, Florida. I was hit by a driver and my air bags failed to deploy. Since the accident I have been placed on disability due to nerve damage, depression, muscle spasms, and knee surgery as well.

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I hit a semi and the air bags didn’t deploy I just hurt my knee but I still think it’s a serious hazard that none of the airbags went off sense I hit the semi then got hit from behind.

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It’s a damn shame that we had to endure the situations we did. I broke my neck, resulting in years of cognitive, occupational Neurol and physical therapy because I was paralyzed from the chest down, sustained TBI, neuropathy, astrophic muscle loss. Had to relearn to use my hands, walk, and be coherent if my surroundings because I was so medicated. Breaking my neck was the worst thing I’ve endured thus far. Unfortunately I was disqualified for the ignition case because the judge order all cases before July 10th 2010 be dismissed and mine was exactly six months before that date. It’s a horrible thing that I have to lose my life to disabilities at the age of 24. I had a great job opportunity and great things in the future that were dashed when I had the accident. GM should be ashamed of the many lives they altered and wrecked.

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My son was just in a rollover accident in a 2007 Chevy Cobalt and the airbags failed to deploy. He suffered 2 fractured vertrbrae as a result of the accident. I wish I had done my research on vehicle recalls before I purchased this vehicle.

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I had a 2006 Chevy Cobalt. My airbag did not deploy. I had a broken collarbone. Car was totaled.

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I had a 2010 cobalt was in accident have picture where airbag tried to release but didn’t had my daughter in the car had seat belt on had injuries bad at one point Er doctor called by family in cause they thought I was goung

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I was in a 2005 cobalt. Collision at 55 mph when a distracted driver pulled out infront of me. 6 months out. I have cognitive issues, migraines, torn acl, separated hip. I’m in pain everyday due to seatbelt retracting and airbag failure. The driver of the other vehicle had minimum insurance coverage. There is no price for the permanent damage my cobalt caused me.

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I was in a Cobalt and the airbag did not deploy upon impact. As a result I suffered a subdoral hematoma; severed ear; abdominal hematoma and now have hearing and memory difficulties.

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My mother and stepfather were killed in an accident on November 2, 2010 when their Chevy Cobalt collided with another vehicle, head on.

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