GM Ignition Switch Recall
Holding Manufacturers Accountable in East Tennessee
An ignition switch keeps the engine running in a vehicle. When it fails, a number of problems can occur, such as a failed deployment of an airbag or simply stalling in the middle of the road. Defective ignition switches on General Motors vehicles have been linked to 12 deaths and 31 accidents nationwide since as early as 2001, according to media reports in March 2014 when GM announced a recall of 1.6 million vehicles. Whether GM knew about this defect or their testing methods were not capable of identifying a deadly problem, those affected are entitled to compensation. At Meade Law Group, we can help you build a strong case to protect your interests.
Call (423) 464-7779 now or contact our Johnson City GM ignition switch defect lawyers online for a free consultation about recovering compensation for your losses.
What GM Knew & When They Knew It
While it can be easy to dismiss the ignition switch defect as a simple manufacturing mistake that was remedied as thoroughly as possible, evidence suggests that GM was more aware of this problem than people think. Once they admit to knowing about the defect, they become liable for the damages caused by their products, making it tempting for them to avoid taking any reparative action.
Initially, GM claimed to find out about the problem in 2004 when their Chevrolet Cobalts stalled at the bump of the ignition switch. Later, however, they admitted to identifying the same problem in the Saturn Ion in 2001 during the development stage, though they claim they thought the problem was resolved during the design stage. Their lack of action led to numerous accidents, devastating injuries, and preventable trauma.
Does This Case Affect You?
If you were the owner or driver of a car with a faulty ignition switch, you need to begin fighting for compensation right away. While it may be obvious that your case places fault on GM, they will fight vigorously to ensure you do not receive a penny for your losses. The personal injury lawyers at Meade Law Group can help you strategize effectively and work toward a favorable outcome for your situation.
The GM ignition switch defect caused problems to more than 1.6 million vehicles nationwide, including:
- 2003-2007 Saturn Ion
- 2005-2007 Chevrolet Cobalt
- 2006-2007 Chevrolet HHR
- 2006-2007 Pontiac Solstice
- 2007 Pontiac G5
- 2007 Saturn Sky
Don’t wait for GM to make an offer to help your family. Take back control. Contact Meade Law Group today.
Call (423) 464-7779 and speak with an experienced Tennessee GM ignition switch attorney at our law firm right now.