Ross Feller Casey, a leading national personal injury law firm, is investigating potential lawsuits on behalf of motorists who have suffered serious injuries as a result of faulty ignition switches and other defects in General Motors vehicles.
Ross Feller Casey filed a major lawsuit against GM in mid July alleging a defective ignition switch caused a crash that left Damon Szatkowski, a popular Northeastern Pennsylvania teenager, with severe and permanent brain injuries (read about the case).
GM this year has announced massive recalls of more than 10 million vehicles, covering the 1997 through 2014 model years, because of faulty ignition switches that have been shown to unintentionally shut down power to the engine and to steering, breaks and airbags, even at highway speeds.
The recalls cover:
- Chevrolet Cobalt 2005-2010
- Pontiac G5 2007-2010
- Saturn Ion 2003-2007
- Chevrolet HHR 2006-2011
- Pontiac Solstice 2006-2010
- Saturn Sky 2007-2010
- Buick Lacrosse 2005-2009
- Chevrolet Impala 2000-2014
- Cadillac Deville 2000-2005
- Cadillac DTS 2004-2011
- Buick Lucerne 2006-2011
- Buick Regal LS & GS 2004-2005
- Chevy Monte Carlo 2000-2008
- Chevy Malibu 1997-2005
- Oldsmobile Intrigue 1998-2002
- Oldsmobile Alero 1999-2004
- Pontiac Grand Prix 2004-2008
To date, the defect has been linked to numerous crashes and at leastξ21 deaths from the loss of power and the failure of the airbags to deploy.
The initial round of recalls in February prompted a Congressional investigation into the problem ignition switches. Evidence has since emerged that General Motors was aware of the defected switches for a long time, perhaps more than a decade, and did not act to fix them despite early reports of numerous accidents.
The recalls haven't been limited to ignition switches, however. So far this year alone, GM has issued record recalls for more than 29 million vehicles, with defects ranging from improperly installed airbags in SUVs to defective transmission shift cables to fire causing fuses to poorly designed tail lights and seat belts.
Ross Feller Casey attorneys have won remarkable recoveries in all types of automobile accident lawsuits, including those involving crash worthiness and product defect cases against leading vehicle manufactures.
The many notable cases include a $30 million recovery for a 10-year-old girl who was paralyzed by a defectively designed lap belt, and a $7 million recovery for the family of a truck driver who died as a result of a defective tractor trailer steering column.
If you or a loved one was seriously injured in an accident involving a faulty ignition switch or other problems with a recalled GM vehicle, you should contact our General Motors recall lawyers for a free case evaluation.
You may be entitled to substantial compensation, but time may be running out. The time to act is now.
Ross Feller Casey handles all personal injury cases, including General Motors ignition switch lawsuits, on a contingency basis, so you will not pay anything unless there is a financial award in your case.