Those not covered by GM settlement fund represented in lawsuit

A personal injury attorney from Texas filed a lawsuit against General Motors on behalf of 156 people who were either wounded or killed due to the use of the company’s defective vehicles that were the subject of this year’s recalls, The Detroit News reported on July 31.

These people were those ineligible for the compensation fund that began taking claims on August 1. The settlement only includes accidents that happened in 2.59 million Saturn Ions, Chevrolet Cobalts, and other vehicles that were said to have faulty ignition switches and airbags prior to 2009. The personal injury lawsuits must somehow overcome the 2009 bankruptcy protection barrier, however, because many of these injuries and deaths occurred prior to this year.

The New York attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP, are experienced in personal injury cases like this one, and may be able to represent you in the pursuit of compensation from negligent parties. Call our offices at (212) 779-0057 today to learn about your legal options.


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