GM Defective Car Ignitions Cause 13 Deaths

Written By Gary J. Natale

“Find out the cause of this effect.

Or rather say, the cause of this defect.”

William Shakespeare

General Motors has recently issued a series of recalls due to defects in more than 29 million vehicles across the world. A wide range of “mechanical troubles” is said to be the reason for the recalls. Problems that have been reported include:

  • Faulty seats
  • Incomplete welds on seat brackets
  • Turn signal failures
  • Power steering failures
  • Defective engine switches
  • Other mechanical issues

The mechanical troubles of the vehicles themselves are not simply quality issues they are symptoms of a much bigger issue – the accidents, injuries, and wrongful deaths they have caused. GM says defective ignition switches in their Chevrolet Cobalts and other vehicles have lead to than 50 accidents and caused 13 deaths.

In response to the damages caused by the auto manufacturer’s negligence compensation expert Kenneth Feinberg announced that General Motors offers “at least $1 million in compensation” for personal injury and wrongful death victims that were in accidents caused by their defective ignition switches.

Protection From Unsafe Product Design

When you purchase a vehicle in the United States, you do so with the presumption that the design itself is safe. If you or someone in your family has been involved in an injury accident in your GM vehicle, whether from a defective engine switch, power steering failure, faulty seats, turn signal failure or any other mechanical defects, take a moment to contact an experienced accident liability attorney at the Law Office of Gary J. Natale in West Orange.

Gary Natale is prepared to leverage his nearly two decades of experience and his proficient trial skills for the benefit of your personal injury or wrongful death claim. The Law Office of Gary J. Natale,P.C. would like to offer you and your family free consultations.  Our policy is to serve you and your family first and then only collect an attorney’s fee if we successfully settle or win your case.

When you have experienced loss due to the negligence and broken trust of another party, you don’t have to walk through it alone. Contact us online anytime to discuss how we be of help to you. Or call our West Orange, NJ offices to set up your appointment with us at 973-324-9711.