GM Ignition Switch Recall Product Liability
What can The Lovely Law Firm do if I have a case against GM? If you believe you or a loved one has suffered injuries or wrongful death due to an accident involving one of the recalled GM models, you need a GM Recall attorney to seek the compensation you deserve. The Lovely Law Firm can handle this process under a theory of Product Liability
GM Settlement Fund
GM has recently hired crisis expert Kenneth Feinberg to act as settlement adviser for claims related to the GM Recall models affected by the defective ignition switches. Mr. Feinberg is a specialist in disaster fund management. If your situation is eligible, The Lovely Law Firm’s litigation team will work with Mr. Feinberg and his defense team in an attempt to reach a settlement.
Call us now to see if we can help you and your family. Complete and submit the online form and we will contact you as soon as possible to evaluate your claim. We can then present your claim to GM and will advocate for compensation for your injuries and other related expenses. We will work for you on a contingency basis which means you will never pay us a fee up front. We only get paid if we collect for you. Let us protect your rights and help you recover what you may be owed by GM.
Product Liability Claims Explained
What is Product Liability and Defective Product law about?
When you buy a product you expect the product to be safe. However, sometimes you may buy a product that injures you, and product liability and defective product law dictates who is responsible for this breach of the implied warranty of fitness for the product’s intended uses. The place from where you purchased the product, the company that made the product, in these cases GM, or even the company that advertised the product may be legally held responsible for your injury.
Millions of people are injured every year as a result of defective products such as the GM Recall Ignition Switches, and thousands more are killed. Any product can qualify as a defective product if they are found to be unreasonably dangerous. Products liability law is complex and confusing. The product liability attorneys at The Lovely Law Firm can handle these types of cases and will help you understand your rights.
How is a product found to be legally defective?
In the case of the GM Recall Ignition Switches, a product may be found legally defective as follows:
- Defective Design
Sometimes, the defect in the product originates from the design itself. For example, a curling iron’s faulty design could cause scalds or burns, or a heater’s defective design could cause a fire. It is the responsibility of the designer to create safe products. A defective design may be caught after the items have been sold. If that happens, the company will usually issue a product recall. These happen often and you hear about them in the news on a daily basis. Unfortunately for some consumers, the recall will happen after they are injured by the defective product, or the consumers will never learn of the recall. Many thousands of recalls happen each year.
Sometimes, the designer will not perform adequate testing of their design. Proper testing of the design is critical because consumers depend on the implied warranty of safety of the products they purchase. For example, a parent depends on the designer of a child safety seat testing the device to ensure the safety of the child. A company that does not properly test for the safety of their products may be liable to those injured by the defective products.
- Defective Manufacturing
In some instances, a faulty manufacturing procedure will result in the creation of a defective product despite a safe design.
Who has a claim?
Of course, the person injured by the defective product may bring a legal action against the company responsible. Aside from the user of the defective product, even bystanders can sue for their injuries. Additionally, bystanders who are not injured may also bring a claim if they witness a close family member sustaining an injury. The spouse or children of an injured party may also bring a claim for the loss suffered by a love one.
Who may be sued?
The company that designed or manufactured the defective product can be held legally responsible. Every manufacturer on the supply chain between the manufacturer to the consumer can be held liable. Also, the sellers of the defective product (the store from where you purchased the item) and the middlemen may be held liable (like the distributors and wholesalers) too.
Contact the product liability attorneys at our law firm regarding product liability and defective product law to discuss who may be legally responsible for your injuries.
What can we help you recover?
The law provides the following elements of damages to be recovered in a product liability action:
- medical bills-present and future
- lost income
- pain and suffering
- punitive damages
When and why should you seek the services of a GM Faulty Ignition Switch Recall attorney?
Contact a lawyer as soon as possible! The law limits the amount of time you have to bring suit. This is known as the statute of limitations. If you wait too long to seek recovery, you may be legally barred from exercising your rights forever.
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