2014 was a disastrous year for Automobile Manufacturers in the United States. Not only did the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issue more penalties against car manufacturers in 2014 than it had in its previous 43 years of operation, but millions of consumers were injured and impacted by faulty safety equipment in dozens of vehicle models.
At Graves McLain, we want to remind you that manufacturers of cars and other products have an obligation to warn the public when they know their product has a defect. When they fail to do so, they put innocent consumers at risk.
To illustrate this point, General Motors is currently in the midst of a recall lawsuit that involves thousands of injury and death claims. General Motors has admitted to being aware of defects in the ignition switches of many of its vehicle models for over a decade.
Despite this knowledge, GM decided to wait until the middle of 2014 to finally issue a recall for these defective products. Because they waited nearly 10 years to make this safety issue public, thousands of consumers were injured or possibly even killed due to their negligence.
Lawyers for General Motors are currently sorting through 3,866 claims of injury and 479 claims of death, all of which stem from the faulty ignition switch found in at least 6 of the manufacturer’s models. The vehicles affected by the defective ignition switch recall include:
• 2005-10 Chevrolet Cobalt
• 2007-10 Pontiac G5
• 2003-07 Saturn Ion
• 2006-11 Chevrolet HHR
• 2006-10 Pontiac Solstice
• 2007-10 Saturn Sky
Thus far in the investigation, lawyers have confirmed 57 cases of fatal injuries caused by faulty ignition switches in General Motors vehicles. This number is likely to rise significantly, as lawyers continue to verify claims filed by victims prior to a January 31st deadline. This type of negligence on the part of a manufacturer is inexcusable, and General Motors will be held fully accountable for the pain and suffering their faulty product caused to thousands of victims and their families.
If you or a loved one thinks you may be a victim of a faulty or defective product, you may be entitled to significant compensation.
Every year, thousands of consumers suffer serious and life-threatening injuries caused by defective products. When a manufacturer puts profits over their customers’ safety, you need an experienced Product Liability attorney on your side.
At Graves McLain, Tulsa Product Liability and Personal Injury law firm, we will fight to seek the justice you deserve. It does not cost you anything to discuss your potential case, and if we take your case, there is never an attorney’s fee if there is no recovery.
Call us today at 918-359-6600 to speak with a compassionate and experienced Tulsa Injury lawyer. We will help you understand the details of your case and will fight to protect your rights as a consumer.
When you choose Graves McLain to represent you, we will work with you every step of the way to help you through your difficult situation.
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