GM Continues to Face Legal Backlash
Written By: Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, Ruffo & Giuffra LLP
In an update from an earlier post regarding the General Motors most recent ignition switch recall, more lawsuits are continung to spring up against the American motor giant. The lawsuits, occurring nationwide, are alleging that the ignition in their GM vehicles are going out, cauding the vehicle to become uncontrollable.
CNN has reported on another suit, filed in San Francisco, "brought on behalf of 13 car owners in 9 states." CNN has stated that "lawyers are seeking class-action status to compensate owners of the 1.4 million cars that GM recalled in the United States due to the faulty ignition switch."
GM is not the only entity under scrutiny. Evidence has now surfaced that the NHTSA missed signs pointing toward defective ignition switches in certain GM vehicles. In addition to congressional investigations, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has ordered a review to determine how the NHTSA can improve its data analysis.
The failure to monitor this long ongoing issue has been linked to 12 deaths already, and many other injuries. If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of this defect, please contact our firm. We have vast experience in dealing with automobile product liability accidents and cases.