GM Ignition Switch Defect

Have you or a loved one been involved in a car accident involving a GM vehicle that has been recalled? If so, please continue reading to figure out if you have a potential lawsuit.

The Lawler Brown is investigating possible lawsuits on behalf of people who have suffered serious, sometimes deadly injuries, as a result of faulty ignition switches and other serious defects in General Motors vehicles.

The Lawler Brown has a major lawsuit against GM based on a defective ignition switch. Call our firm if you know someone who may have been injured because of these faulty ignition switches.

GM recently publicized recalls for over 10 million vehicles including the 1997 through 2014 model years. The current lawsuits are based on faulty ignition switches which have caused vehicles to suddenly and involuntarily shut down power to the engine and to steering, breaks and airbags, even at high speeds. The switches can slip out of the “on” position, which causes the cars to stall, knocks out power steering and turns off the air bags.

The GM recalls include:

  • Buick Lacrosse 2005-2009
  • Buick Lucerne 2006-2011
  • Buick Regal LS & GS 2004-2005
  • Cadillac Deville 2000-2005
  • Cadillac DTS 2004-2011
  • Chevrolet Cobalt 2005-2010
  • Chevy Monte Carlo 2000-2008
  • Chevy Malibu 1997-2005
  • Chevrolet HHR 2006-2011
  • Chevrolet Impala 2000-2014
  • Oldsmobile Intrigue 1998-2002
  • Oldsmobile Alero 1999-2004
  • Pontiac G5 2007-2010
  • Pontiac Solstice 2006-2010
  • Pontiac Grand Prix 2004-2008
  • Saturn Ion 2003-2007
  • Saturn Sky 2007-2010

 

So far the GM ignition defect has been linked to numerous crashes throughout the United States causing numerous serious injuries and at least 38 deaths.

 

GM has issued recalls in addition to ignition switches. In addition to the ignition switches, GM this year has issued record recalls for more than 29 million vehicles. The recall has been based on defects such as improperly installed airbags in SUVs to as well as defective transmission shift cables and poorly designed tail lights and seat belts.

The first bout of recalls in February 2014 led to a Congressional investigation into the faulty ignition switches. Substantial evidence has recently emerged that General Motors was aware of the defected switches for more than a decade, and did nothing to fix the ignition switches despite reports of numerous accidents caused by the faulty switches. Reports indicate that while GM knew about the faulty ignition switches for more than a decade, they chose not to recall them until February of this year. Reports indicate the ignition switches can slide out of the “on” position, which can cause the cars to stall. This stalling can knock out power steering and also turn off the air bags.

If you or anyone you know was seriously injured in an accident involving a faulty ignition switch or other problems with a recalled GM vehicle, you should contact our General Motors recall lawyers for a free case evaluation.

You may be entitled to substantial compensation. The time to act is now so call our office at 618.993.2222.

Lawler Brown handles various types of personal injury cases, including General Motors ignition switch lawsuits. Our firm handles these cases on a contingency basis which means you will not pay anything until you get compensation.

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