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More than 100 deaths have been linked to a faulty ignition switch in GM vehicles, compelling them to recall more than 39 million cars in 2014 alone. The case also led to a Justice Department investigation and a $900 million settlement to resolve multiple criminal charges for its part in not reporting the faulty part soon enough. Reportedly GM employees knew about the ignition flaw as early as 2004, but their failure to speak up resulted in several dozens of tragic accidents and deaths.
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If you were injured or lost a loved one due to the negligence of General Motors, you may be entitled to compensation through a product liability or wrongful death claim. At the law firm of Bailey Cowan Heckaman PLLC, we specialize in helping people seek justice through personal injury law. We have over 150 years of combined experience helping people fight for compensation and financial support through trials and negotiations, so call us to see if we can help you.
When you buy a product, you have the right to be informed of the risks involved with owning that product. For example, every driver is aware and informed of the general risks of driving when they train for their license. However, when a vehicle manufacturer withholds information about any risks involved with driving their cars, they become legally liable for the results. Because General Motors has been found criminally negligent in their case with the Justice Department, it has been legally established that they are to blame for the malfunctioning ignition switch—and any accidents or injuries that occur as a result. If your GM vehicle’s ignition switch malfunctioned, turning off without warning and causing you or a loved one harm, then you can exercise your right to hold them accountable.