Detroit MI (PRWEB) May 21, 2014
The Oliver Law Group P.C. law firm announces that they have filed a GM Ignition Switch Recall Lawsuit that seeks compensation for serious personal injuries sustained by a Wayne County, Michigan woman as a result of a 2012 automobile collision that was allegedly caused by a faulty ignition switch. The lawsuit claims that the Plaintiff’s 2006 Saturn Ion was among more than 2.6 million General Motors (GM) vehicles fitted with an ignition switch that can unexpectedly and suddenly move from the “On” or “Run” position to the “Off” or “Acc” position. When this occurs, certain electrical components, including the engine, power assisted steering, anti-lock brakes and the safety airbag system are turned off, thereby endangering the vehicle occupants. The lawsuit, which was filed in Wayne County Circuit Court on May 19, 2014, names General Motors LLC and Delphi Automotive PLC among the defendants. (Case No. 14-006509-NP)
In February 2014, GM issued a recall for more than 2.6 million small cars, including the plaintiff’s 2006 Saturn Ion, after it acknowledged the issue with the ignition switch. According to report from The Washington Post, a subsequent congressional investigation found that GM had made a design change to the ignition switch in 2006 that solved the problem. But the issue was kept hidden because GM never issued a new part number for the modified ignition switch, and no recall was announced at that time to repair defective switches in cars that had already been sold.
(washingtonpost.com/business/economy/gm-fined-35-million-in-ignition-switch-safety-case/2014/05/16/f1b92e56-dd08-11e3-8009-71de85b9c527_story.html, Washington Post, May 16, 2014)
According to the Washington Post, federal regulators have now tied at least 13 deaths to crashes that were caused by the defective ignition switch. On May 16, 2014, GM agreed to a thirty-five million fine for its failure to address the ignition switch flaw prior to February 2014. The fine is the maximum penalty that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration can impose on an automaker for failing to disclose a safety issue in a timely manner. Federal prosecutors are also looking into the possibility of filing criminal charges against the company, the Washington Post said.
( washingtonpost.com/business/economy/gm-fined-35-million-in-ignition-switch-safety-case/2014/05/16/f1b92e56-dd08-11e3-8009-71de85b9c527_story.html Washington Post, May 16, 2014)
According to her lawsuit, the Plaintiff being represented by The Oliver Law Group sustained a number of serious injuries, including a concussion, closed head injury, and costochondritis, as a result of an automobile collision that occurred in August 2012. The complaint alleges that at the time of the crash, the Saturn Ion’s air bags did not deploy as a result of her automobile’s defective ignition switch. The Plaintiff further alleges that the severity of her injuries would have been mitigated had the air bags deployed properly. Among other things, the lawsuit charges GM and other defendants with gross negligence for failing to exercise ordinary care in designing, manufacturing, marketing, testing, selling and distributing the Plaintiff’s vehicle.
The Oliver Law Group is offering free legal reviews to individuals who were allegedly injured in automobile accidents related to GM’s ignition switch recall. To learn more about filing a GM Ignition Switch Recall Lawsuit, please contact our office by calling 800-939-7878 today.
About The Oliver Law Group P.C. And Filing A GM Ignition Switch Recall Lawsuit
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