If you were injured or a family member was killed due to an ignition switch failure in certain cars made by General Motors, you may be eligible for significant compensation under the payment plan for injury victims recently released by the Detroit automaker. GM has publicly admitted that problems with the ignition switch on some care models caused 13 deaths and 54 crashes, but the actual number is speculated to be much greater.
Under the compensation plan, victims may file claims beginning August 1, 2014. Attorneys with The Cochran Firm, D.C. are actively investigating legal issues related to recalled GM vehicles with ignition switch problems. If you were injured or a family member was killed due to an ignition switch failure in a GM car, please contact us to receive a free, confidential case evaluation.
Even drivers who were intoxicated during a crash may be eligible to file a GM ignition switch claim, but the burden will be on the victim to prove an ignition switch problem caused the accident. Under the plan guidelines, there will be no cap on the amount of payments.
Under the GM payment plan, the statute of limitations will be extended for personal injury and death claims related to ignition switch defects until a decision on the claim is made or the victim rejects an offer to settle.
In order to be eligible for compensation under the ignition switch payment plan, claimants must meet the following requirements:
To file a GM ignition switch compensation claim, you will need medical records documentation. The team of accident and product liability attorneys at The Cochran Firm, D.C. are experienced in procuring medical records and building a case file for injury victims. If you or someone you love was injured in an accident involving a recalled GM vehicle, please contact us for a free case evaluation. Because there is a strict time limit to filing a GM ignition switch payment claim and it requires time to procure records, draft documents, and build a case file, we recommend contacting us at your earliest convenience.