GM Ignition Switch Deaths in Maryland
GM Ignition Switch Wrongful Death
In 2014, General Motors (GM) recalled millions of vehicles with defective ignition switches that can cause the vehicles to inadvertently lose power, deactivating vital braking, steering, and air bag systems. Hundreds of accidents involving vehicles affected by the recall have resulted in otherwise preventable fatalities.
Have you been in an accident involving any of the following vehicle models? If so, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills and other damages from the liable auto manufacturer.
- 2005-2010 Chevrolet Cobalt
- 2007-2010 Pontiac G5
- 2003-2007 Saturn Ion
- 2006-2011 Chevrolet HHR
- 2006-2010 Pontiac Solstice
- 2007-2010 Saturn Sky
- 2005-2009 Buick Lacrosse
- 2000-2014 Chevrolet Impala
- 2000-2005 Cadillac Deville
- 2004-2011 Cadillac DTS
- 2006-2011 Buick Lucerne
- 2004-2005 Buick Regal LS & GS
- 2000-2008 Chevy Monte Carlo
- 1997-2005 Chevy Malibu
- 1998-2002 Oldsmobile Intrique
- 1999-2004 Oldsmobile Alero
- 2004-2008 Pontiac Grand Prix
- 2011-2012 Chevrolet Silverado HD
- 2011-2012 Chevrolet Silverado LD
- 2011-2012 Chevrolet Suburban
- 2011-2012 Chevrolet Tahoe
- 2011-2012 Chevrolet Avalanche
- 2011-2012 GMC Sierra LD
- 2011-2012 GMC Sierra HD
- 2011-2012 GMC Yukon
- 2011-2012 GMC Yukon XL
- 2011-2012 Cadillac Escalade
The experienced Maryland auto product liability lawyers at Alpert Schreyer, LLC are currently accepting defective ignition switch cases. We have successfully represented clients in liability claims and suits against large corporations in the past, and have the skills and knowledge needed to hold the auto manufacturer responsible for the death of your loved one in a claim or lawsuit. To learn more about your rights and legal options in a free consultation, call us today at 1-844-MDCRASH.
What Is the GM Ignition Switch Recall?
As early as 2001, GM purportedly became aware of the ignition switch defect after receiving a report concerning a Saturn Ion. Three years later, a GM engineer discovered the same issues during a test drive of a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt. In 2005, engineers concluded the vehicles’ ignition switches were prone to failure. In spite of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) regulation, which requires all safety defects to be reported within five days of discovery, GM did not issue a recall, instead opting to notify dealers to fix the issue.
The major auto manufacturer let a decade pass before declaring the recall. During that period, many people were injured or killed in accidents linked to the defect. Today, GM is being investigated by a number of federal and state agencies for their failure to issue the recall in a timely fashion. They also face hundreds of wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits, with total damages numbering in the billions.
Contact Alpert Schreyer, LLC Today
GM’s negligence has contributed to the deaths of many people; they should not be allowed to get away with the damage they have caused. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident linked to the faulty GM ignition switch, please contact us today so we can get started on your case against the negligent manufacturer.