The official death toll associated with GM’s ignition switch error recall has risen to 124. This represents the haunting legacy of a tragedy that has also caused nearly 300 injuries.
At O’Connor, Acciani & Levy, we have been following the GM ignition switch fiasco since the company began recalling their vehicles in Feb. 2014.
If you or someone you love has been injured due to a faulty ignition switch or defective automobile, we can help you get the justice you deserve.
GM has set up a compensation fund for the benefit of victims’ families, promising payments of at least one million. However, it is now official that GM has turned away thousands of victim applications for often obscure reasons.
Reportedly, GM’s compensation fund has rejected 80 percent of all compensation applications received, with no possibility of appeal as of now.
As it stands, the GM compensation fund is certainly limited in scope. The fund only applies to 2.59 million vehicles with one specific type of ignition problem. GM says the fund will not cover ten million additional vehicles with different types of ignition flaws.
Within each one of the faulty GM vehicles in question, a design flaw can cause the ignition switch to fall out of position, immediately forcing a stall and disabling all airbags. We believe that General Motors needs to be held accountable for their negligence.
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