Bailey & Oliver Law Firm Continues Investigations into Injuries, Deaths Connected to Recalled GM Vehicles after NHTSA Finds the Manufacturer Chose a Cheaper Part

A smaller, cheaper version of the ignition switch used by General Motors in its recalled vehicles may have been made to lower expenses, NHTSA and Center for Auto Safety say

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Bailey & Oliver Law Firm is currently extending free legal consultations to anyone who was injured in one of GM’s recalled vehicles or to those whose loved one was killed in an accident that may have been related to the defective part.

ROGERS, Ark. (PRWEB) April 18, 2014

Arkansas auto accident attorneys at Bailey & Oliver Law Firm will continue their investigation into injury and wrongful death claims associated with General Motor’s Feb. recall as new accusations from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Center for Auto Safety surface(1).

The NHTSA and the Center for Auto Safety are now demanding an explanation of the company’s decision to reject a redesigned ignition switch which was rejected in 2001 in favor of the cheaper original component.

An April 16 Bloomberg report discussed a letter sent to GM CEO Mary Barra from the former head of the NHTSA Joan Claybrook and Executive Director of the Center for Auto Safety Clarence Ditlow. In the Bloomberg report Claybrook and Ditlow argue that the manufacturer’s decision to utilize the cheaper part for its 2003 Chevrolet Cobalts may have led to the 13 deaths associated with the faulty ignition switch because a more effective part was available.

Bailey & Oliver Law Firm is currently extending free legal consultations to anyone who was injured in one of GM’s recalled vehicles or to those whose loved one was killed in an accident that may have been related to the defective part.

Throughout the recall, the firm has maintained a timeline of events to keep consumers abreast of developments in the case. This timeline also highlights important developments in the federal investigation of GM, as well as the progress of important aspects of the case, such as GM’s ongoing internal investigation and proposed victims’ compensation strategy, both of which were noted in an April 2 article published by USA Today.

For a detailed summary of the GM recall, consumers can visit Bailey & Oliver Law Firm’s timeline of events here.

Persons who wish to report an injury or wrongful death associated with a defective GM vehicle can contact the firm through its website or by calling (479) 202-5200.

About Bailey & Oliver Law Firm

Bailey & Oliver Law Firm serves personal injury clients throughout Arkansas. With offices in Bentonville, Rogers, and Benton County, the firm’s lawyers are dedicated to fighting for the justice that injury and auto accident victims deserve. Bailey & Oliver Law Firm believes that every person should have access to skilled legal counsel, regardless of their financial situations. Contact the firm today to schedule a free and confidential case evaluation by visiting baileyoliverlawfirm.com or by calling 479-202-5200.

Bailey & Oliver
3606 Southern Hills Blvd.
Rogers, Arkansas 72758
(479) 202-5200

1.     “GM Vetoed Better Ignition Part to Save Money, Advocates Say”, April 16, 2014, http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-04-16/gm-said-to-reject-better-ignition-part-in-2001-to-save-money


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