Following several recalls affecting more than 2.6 million General Motors vehicles with potentially defective ignition switches that could prevent airbags from deploying properly in the event of an accident, the auto maker recently announced that it has begun shipping replacement parts for the affected vehicles. As of April 15, General Motors had shipped thousands of ignition switch repair kits, and the company has announced that dealerships are already replacing the faulty switches in recalled Chevrolet, Saturn and Pontiac vehicles. If you have lost a loved one in a collision caused by a faulty ignition switch or another defective auto part, consult our product liability lawyers at Bandas Law Firm to discuss your legal options. With our experienced attorneys on your side, you can protect your legal rights and pursue the financial compensation you deserve for your losses.
FAULTY IGNITION SWITCHES, AIRBAGS IN GM VEHICLES
The first GM recall came in February, when the company announced that nearly 800,000 vehicles may have defective ignition switches that could cause the vehicles to suddenly shut off during operation. That initial recall has since been expanded to include more than 2.6 million GM vehicles worldwide, and the company has admitted that it was aware of the ignition switch problem for more than a decade, but failed to take action to protect consumers from unnecessary harm. While General Motors has linked at least 13 deaths to airbag failures possibly caused by ignition switch problems, experts suggest that many more serious injuries and fatalities may have occurred because of airbags failing to deploy during car accidents throughout the United States. According to a report by the Center for Automobile Safety, more than 300 deaths have been reported to federal regulators involving recalled vehicles with faulty airbags.
OUR EXPERIENCED AUTO DEFECT ATTORNEYS CAN HELP
As consumers across the country become aware of the serious problems affecting certain GM-made vehicles, General Motors faces a growing number of GM recall lawsuits filed in state and federal courts nationwide, including personal injury claims, wrongful death claims and class action lawsuits over the recalled vehicles. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a car accident caused by a potentially defective auto part, such as a faulty ignition switch or airbag problem, contact our knowledgeable attorneys at Bandas Law Firm today for legal help. Automotive manufacturers are responsible for the safety of each and every vehicle they sell, and our product liability lawyers can help you seek financial compensation for your injuries and medical expenses by filing an auto defect claim against the car manufacturing company.