Sacramento, Calif. (PRWEB) March 27, 2014
Car accident lawyers at the Arnold Law Firm are currently investigating alleged accident injury and wrongful death claims linked to millions of vehicles that were recalled by General Motors (GM).
“The Arnold Law Firm is available and ready to help people with alleged injuries involving any of the recalled vehicles,” said Clayeo Arnold, founder of the Arnold Law Firm.
“We hope that all vehicle manufacturers will work hard to prevent these types of hazardous defects in the future.”
On Feb. 10, 2014, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that General Motors would be recalling more than 619,000 Chevrolet Cobalts and Pontiac G5s, model years 2005-2007 and 2007, respectively. According to NHTSA campaign number 14V047000, an additional 748,024 vehicles were being recalled for the same defect, including 2006-2007 Chevrolet HHR and Pontiac Solstice models, 2003-2007 Saturn Ions and the 2007 Saturn Sky.
According to an online announcement by General Motors on Feb. 25, 2014, the affected vehicles had a defective ignition switch that could move the key out of the “run” position. If the key is moved out of this position, the airbags may not deploy; the condition may have led to the failure of airbag deployment in 31 crashes and caused 13 deaths.
On March 17, 2014, GM announced another recall affecting 1.54 million vehicles including the 2009-2014 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans, 2013-2014 Cadillac XTS sedans, 2008-2013 Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia models, 2009-2013 Chevrolet Traverse crossovers, and 2008-2010 Saturn Outlook models.
“Today’s announcement underscores the focus we’re putting on the safety and peace of mind of our customers. We are conducting an intense review of our internal processes and will have more developments to announce as we move forward,” said Mary Barra, General Motors CEO, in a public video statement on March 17, 2014.
According to a report from the New York Times on March 11, 2014, the Justice Department has begun a criminal investigation focused on whether GM failed to comply with laws requiring timely disclosure of the defects. Additionally, the investigation will examine the company’s actions since they first learned of the possible ignition defects in 2004.
If you or a loved one owned or was a passenger in a recalled General Motors vehicle that was involved in an accident, contact the Arnold Law Firm at (916) 924-3100 or visit http://www.justice4you.com. A car accident lawyer can help you determine the validity of your claim and provide counsel on how to proceed.
About Arnold Law Firm
Arnold Law Firm is dedicated to the aggressive representation of persons injured by the actions or negligence of others. The goal of the Sacramento, California personal injury law firm is to ensure that victims of catastrophic and life-altering injuries are fully and fairly compensated for their losses. Arnold Law Firm believes that providing individualized attention the needs of each client is vital to crafting a robust and successful case. For a free and confidential case review, visit justice4you.com, or call (916) 924-3100.
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