Greg Coleman Law Investigates Injury and Death Claims Associated with GM Ignition Switch Recall in Light of NHTSA’s Findings that the Company Opted for Cheaper Parts

A smaller, cheaper version of the ignition switch used by General Motors in its recalled vehicles may have been the result of an attempt to save money, NHTSA and Center for Auto Safety say.

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The attorneys at Greg Coleman Law are extending free legal consultations to any person who was injured or who lost a loved one in one of GM’s recalled vehicles.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (PRWEB) April 24, 2014

Tennessee auto accident attorneys at Greg Coleman Law are investigating injury and wrongful death claims related to General Motors’ Feb. recall as new allegations from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Center for Auto Safety emerge. The organizations are questioning the company’s decision to reject an improved ignition switch which was designed in 2001.

A Bloomberg* report published April 16 addressed a letter 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. According to the report, Claybrook and Ditlow argue that GM’s decision to utilize the cheaper part for use in its 2003 Chevrolet Cobalts rather than a component that had what the agencies deemed to be a more effective design may have led to the 13 deaths associated with the faulty ignition switch.

Additionally, Reuters** published on April 16 noted that General Motors requested barring lawsuits related to actions before its 2009 bankruptcy. The auto manufacturer is hoping to delay litigation over the defect until a U.S. bankruptcy judge can clarify the extent of a sale order in the manufacturer’s 2009 reorganization.

The attorneys at Greg Coleman Law are extending free legal consultations to any person who was injured or who lost a loved one in one of GM’s recalled vehicles.

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 1 (865) 247-0080.

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** “GM to seek court protection against ignition lawsuits”, April 16, 2014 http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/17/us-gm-recall-lawsuit-idUSBREA3F0VR20140417