GM Expands Ignition Switch Recall; Victims Not Entitled to Compensation Have the Option to Sue

July 15, 2014 | J. Price McNamara
GM Expands Ignition Switch Recall; Victims Not Entitled to Compensation Have the Option to Sue

GM has been in the news lately for its promise to compensate victims of crashes due to ignition switch failure. Well, the list of cars with that ignition issue has expanded by over 6 million older vehicles. These vehicles include many Oldsmobile, Pontiac, and Chevy models from 1997-2008. However, these recent recalls are not eligible for compensation. GM only created their compensation fund for the 2.6 vehicles recalled in February. The fund is not available for any later recalls. GM says that this is because one issue has to do with the ignition switch itself, and the other issue has to do with the key. If you believe a crash you or a family member was in was the result of an ignition issue, you may have grounds for a wrongful death or injury lawsuit.

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Losing my own brother, then my father and sister after long, disabling illnesses just a few months apart drove a career change for me. Before that experience, I never truly understood the place you’re in. I never understood the dramatic impact that receiving (or not receiving) the disability and life insurance benefits you paid for and counted on can have on your life especially when you need to focus on family and healing. What I experienced with my own family now drives the way I view my clients and my work, and I will never forget it!

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