GM Faulty Ignition Switch Claims
The Lovely Law Firm is currently screening injury cases involving the GM faulty ignition switch that was installed on millions of GM vehicles over the past ten years. The injury lawyers are accepting these cases not only in South Carolina but nationwide. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident give us a call. Even if you were at fault, you may still be able to pursue compensation, on a theory of product liability. There are strict eligibility guidelines in order to have a valid claim.
To date, GM has recalled more than 9.4 million cars due to faulty ignition switches. The defective product causes the key to move from the “on” position to the “off” position resulting in:
- Stalling in Operation
- Loss of Brakes
- Loss of Power Steering
- Failure of the Airbags
- Failure of the restraint system and seat belts
This can happen when a car goes over a hard bump, or if the steering column or ignition switch is suddenly jilted or jarred, or if the weight of the key ring is significant from several keys and causes the ignition switch to loosen over time.
When this happens the driver has no control of the car and is likely to be involved in an accident that may also involve other vehicles. The airbags fail to deploy and the occupants of the car may suffer serious, if not fatal, injuries.
It has been reported that the defective portion of the ignition switch costs less than one dollar to replace. GM knew there were problems with the switches as early as 2004, but did nothing. GM has admitted that at least 13 people have died due to the defective switches. It is estimated that more than 300 deaths and countless serious injuries are connected to the resulting failure of airbag deployment due to the defective ignition switch. Class action litigation is ongoing in several districts.
The Injury Attorneys at The Lovely Law Firm can Help You!
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed due to the GM Recall Ignition Switch you should contact our GM Recall attorneys as soon as possible! The law limits the amount of time you have to bring suit for your injury or wrongful death claim. If you wait too long to seek recovery, you may be legally barred from exercising your rights to seek justice forever. The GM Recall lawyers are here to fight for you and help you get the compensation you deserve. Feel free to browse our site for more information on this recall and how it may affect you.