General Motors has been the subject of nationwide controversy after it
was discovered that serious auto defects in certain vehicle models have
been linked to a number of auto accidents, injuries, and as many as 13
deaths. The controversy involves a
ignition switch, which can cause power to be shut off from a vehicle's engine, steering,
brakes, and air bags. These power failures can occur through no fault
of drivers, and can place them and others at serious risks of being involved
in collisions on roads or highways.
Have you or a loved one been harmed by GM's ignition switch defect?
Cannon & Dunphy S.C. is currently reviewing cases of drivers, passengers,
and other motorists who suffered injuries or died as a result of defective
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Evidence of GM's Negligence
Defective auto parts are not uncommon, and they cause numerous preventable
accidents and injuries each year. Part of the reason why GM has received
such negative and widespread attention over the defective ignition switch
is because it was revealed that
the company knew about the defects, yet did nothing to correct the problem. It was not until recently that GM began recalling millions of vehicles.
Affected vehicle models include:
- Chevrolet Cobalt – 2005 to 2010
- Chevrolet HHR – 2006 to 2011
- Pontiac G5 – 2007-2010
- Pontiac Solstice – 2006-2010
- Saturn Ion - 2003-2007
- Saturn Sky 2007-2010
According to the Department of Transportation, there is evidence that GM
engineers knew about the ignition switch defect as early as 2004. Despite
knowing about the faulty ignition switch and the dangers it posed, GM
did nothing to fix it. In fact, General motors willfully covered up information
about the defect and withheld evidence about its involvement in cases
where victims had been injured or killed.
The following images depict vehicles after accidents caused by the defective
Compensation for Victims
Because of the strong backlash and efforts from federal agencies, General
Motors has been fined for its 10-year delay in recalling vehicles affected
by the ignition switch defect. The automaker is also opening a window
– from August to December, 2014 – for victims to file claims
to recover compensation for the damages and losses they suffered.
At Cannon & Dunphy S.C., our Wisconsin personal injury lawyers are
currently handling multiple claims involving clients who have been harmed by
GM's ignition switch defect and negligence. If you or someone you love has been involved in a car
accident involving a defective GM vehicle, our firm encourages you to
contact our legal team for a free case review.
Contact our firm or fill out a
free case evaluation form today. Because there are time limits in place, we urge you to contact