Ken Feinberg, the attorney for General Motors who is administering the victims compensation fund related to the company’s ignition recall, says the company pledges to compensate all victims of car accident victims due to faulty ignition switches in vehicles they manufacture including Chevrolet Cobalt and HHR; Pontiac G5 and Solstice; Saturn Ion and Sky.
Damage claims can be submitted between August 1 and December 31. Click here for Ignition Recall information.
Feinberg pledges to compensate victims even if they were driving under the influence (DUI) or texting at the time of the accident.
The compensation fund will not provide any punitive damages.
Feinberg said that if you had previously settled a claim before you knew of the faulty switches, that you can still open a claim.
Currently, there are more than 100 lawsuits against GM related to the faulty switches. Some people are suing claiming injuries caused by a car accidents. Others have filed claims saying that their vehicle has lost resell value because of the faulty ignition switches.
The United States Congress is investigating GM on why they waited ten years to recall and repair a known ignition defect. The defective switch has been linked to ten deaths.
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If you have extraordinary damages such a serious injuries or death of a loved one due to a car accident involving a faulty ignition switch, you are advised to seek the counsel of a Product Liability Attorney to insure your rights are being protected.
This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents caused by negligence. We also represent product liability claims which involves injuries due to defective manufacture, design defect or defective marketing.
The Farber Law Group represents motor vehicle accident claimants on a contingency fee basis. You pay no legal fees unless we obtain a settlement for you.