Last week, a
class action lawsuit was filed against General Motors (GM) in relation to injuries suffered
by drivers of vehicles recalled by the auto manufacturer earlier this
year. The class of plaintiffs includes 658 victims, 29 people who died
and 629 others who were injured in association with
car accidents caused by ignition switch defects.
The plaintiffs in this
class action product liability case are not eligible to receive compensation through the fund established
by GM since the fund only covers injuries associated with the first 2.6
million vehicles recalled over ignition switch defects. However, there
are 26 million additional vehicles which were recalled as part of a later
wave for a variety of issues, many of which involved ignition switch defects.
Due to the fact that GM received protection in bankruptcy court against
lawsuits associated with
car accidents occurring before they emerged from bankruptcy, only victims suffering
injuries in car accidents after 2009 are eligible to be part of this lawsuit.
However, pre-2009 car accident victims are eligible to recover money from
GM’s compensation fund, which will pay out at least $400 million
in benefits to victims.
Our attorneys at Golomb & Honik, P.C. have extensive experience handling
defective auto cases both for individual plaintiffs and on a class action basis. Our
firm has the vast resources necessary to see these complex cases through
to completion, and we will fight aggressively to ensure your rights are
protected every step of the way.
For more information about our services, please call us at (215) 278-4449.