GM Attorney News: Ignition Recall Compensation Fund Timeframe Extended for Filing GM Ignition Death & Injury Claims

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Attorneys representing clients nationwide in GM injury lawsuits at The Onder Law Firm provide GM lawsuit news and no-obligation case review at GMInjuryLawsuitCenter.com.

James G. Onder

An official announcement from Kenneth Feinberg, the Administrator of the GM Ignition Compensation Claims Resolution Facility, made public this week a decision to extend the deadline for filing GM injury and death claims related to the widespread ignition switch recall. Attorneys providing legal counsel for GM injury lawsuits offer news updates and no-obligation GM lawsuit case review at GMInjuryLawsuitCenter.com.

The new deadline of January 31, 2015 represents a one-month extension during which claims facility will continue to accept new injury and death claims from persons harmed in recalled GM vehicles, according to a November 17, 2014 press release.* The extension will allow the compensation fund to make further efforts to reach individuals who have moved or have only recently become owners of recalled vehicles. Nearly 4.5 million vehicle owners have already been contacted, according to the press release; the additional individuals that will be reached in the extra month number approximately 850,000.

The compensation fund, which began accepting claims in August of 2014, is designed to award compensation for injuries and deaths resulting from the ignition switch defect. According to the fund’s official website**, three levels of claims are being accepted: Individual Death Claims, Individual Claims for serious injuries such as paralysis and brain damage, and Individual Claims for less serious injuries involving immediate medical attention.

Filing a claim through the official compensation fund is one means persons injured in recalled GM vehicles have to pursue justice. Another route is to file a GM injury lawsuit. Attorneys providing legal counsel for GM injury lawsuits believe that anyone who was harmed or killed in an accident involving a vehicle subject to the ignition recall may be entitled to compensation through filing a GM lawsuit. The compensation fund website specifies that in the case an individual’s claim is approved by the fund, the claimant must waive their right to pursue other litigation in order to receive the offered compensation. However, both methods may be pursued at the outset, and GM ignition recall attorneys at the Onder Law Firm encourage families to pursue the range of legal options.

Nationwide, families and individuals are opting to file separate GM lawsuits for death and injury claims. One such lawsuit has been filed in the Onder Law Firm’s home of St. Louis, by fifteen plaintiffs who claim injuries or fatalities resulting from the ignition switch defect. The case, Skyesha Felix et al v. General Motors, LLC, Case No. 1422-CC09472 was filed in St. Louis City Circuit Court, on August 20, 2014.

Lawyers for GM death claims believe that persons and the family members of persons who were harmed or killed in a recalled GM vehicle may be entitled to real compensation. The firm offers no-cost, no-obligation GM injury lawsuit case review through its GM Injury Lawsuit Center website. For updates on GM ignition lawsuit news and recall compensation information, visit GMInjuryLawsuitCenter.com.

The Onder Law Firm welcomes GM Ignition Injury Lawsuit inquiries from law firms in regards to handling them or working as co-counsel.

About The Onder Law Firm
Onder, Shelton, O’Leary & Peterson, LLC is a St. Louis based personal injury law firm handling serious injury and death claims across the country. Its mission is the pursuit of justice, no matter how complex the case or strenuous the effort. The consumer and family litigators at The Onder Law Firm have represented thousands of Americans in lawsuits against multinational conglomerates from products liability for manufacture of defective or dangerous products to deceptive advertising practices. Other firms throughout the nation often seek its experience and expertise on complex litigation. It is also a recognized leader in products liability cases such as window blind cord strangulation. The Onder Law Firm offers information from lawyers handling GM injury lawsuits at http://www.gminjurylawsuitcenter.com.

*gmignitioncompensation.com/docs/PRESS%20RELEASE%20FINAL%2011%2018%2014%20AW.pdf
**GM Ignition Compensation Claims Resolution Facility, 11/18/14, gmignitioncompensation.com

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