Posted on Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 at 2:28 pm
According to the New York Times, Detroit-based automaker General Motors has begun the process of settling hundreds of wrongful death and personal injury claims linked to defective ignition switches; this forced the recall of over 2.6 million small compact cars manufactured by GM.
The ignition defect can shut off a moving car, disabling airbags as well as steering and braking capabilities. This flaw has proven to be a very large financial burden and public relations disaster for GM. All together, GM faces claims that add up to billions of dollars.
According to General Motors spokesman Greg Martin, “We’ve acknowledged that we have civic and legal obligations as they relate to injuries in accidents involving the recalled cars.”
If you have been harmed by a defective product like GM’s, our NYC legal team at Hach & Rose, LLP may be able to help you pursue legal action against the manufacturer. Contact us at (212) 779-0057 so we can discuss your situation.