PHOENIX, ARIZ. (PRWEB) March 25, 2014
Auto accident law firm Phillips Law Group is currently investigating alleged injury and wrongful death claims related to the General Motors (GM) recalls announced in February and March of 2014.
“With more than 3.1 million vehicles recalled in two months, it seems General Motors may not have considered how dangerous a defect found during testing can be once the vehicle goes to the public,” said Jeffrey Phillips, Partner at Phillips Law Group. “We hope that the U.S. attorney’s investigation into the matter provides the answers many vehicle owners are seeking. GM should be held accountable for their actions, which is why we are investigating injury claims linked to the millions of recalled vehicles.”
The National High Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced on Feb. 10, 2014 that General Motors would be recalling more than 619,000 Chevrolet Cobalts, model years 2005-2007, and 2007 Pontiac G5s. According to NHTSA campaign number 14V047000, announced on Feb. 24, 2014 that an additional 748,024 vehicles were recalled for the same issues, including 2006-2007 Chevrolet HHR and Pontiac Solstice models, 2003-2007 Saturn Ions and 2007 Saturn Sky.
According to General Motors, the airbags of the affected vehicles may not deploy if the key moves out of the “run” position. On Feb. 25, the company announced online that the recall condition may have led to non-deployment of front airbags in 31 crashes and caused 13 deaths. “We are deeply sorry and we are working to address this issue as quickly as we can.” GM North America President Alan Batey said in a public statement.
Additionally, on March 17, 2014, General Motors announced that they would be recalling a total of 1.54 million 2009-2014 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans, 2013-2014 Cadillac XTS models, 2008-2013 Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia models, 2009-2013 Chevrolet Traverse, and 2008-2010 Saturn Outlook models. Respectively, the vehicles are being recalled due to faulty passenger instrument panel material, overheating brakes, and defective wiring harnesses of seat mounted side airbags.
According to a report from USA Today on March 11, the criminal probe by the U.S. attorney’s office will investigate whether or not GM broke any laws after allegedly waiting nearly a decade to recall vehicles affected by the defective ignition switch. Whether or not the latest recall will be included in the criminal probe has not been announced.
If you or anyone you know has suffered a non-fatal or fatal injury as a driver or passenger of one of these vehicles, you may be entitled to compensation. To learn more about your legal rights, visit http://www.phillipslaw.com or call 1-800-706-3000 to schedule a free legal consultation.
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As a well-respected name in personal injury law, Phillips Law Group works with injury and accident victims to deliver justice to the parties that caused their harm. With the necessary resources to craft technically informed, robust cases, the experienced litigators of Phillips Law Group have the knowledge and passion to help their clients achieve successful verdicts and settlements from their offices in Phoenix, Arizona, San Diego, California, and Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information or a free, confidential case review, visit phillipslawgroup.com or call 1-800-706-3000 today.
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