The number of deaths from the defective General Motors ignition switch has reached 124. That number is a grim reminder of how the company’s cover up devastated in many people’s lives.
Various GM models from 2003-2011 have been recalled to replace an ignition switch that can move into the accessory position due to a heavy key chain or sudden jarring. The accessory position disables power steering, power brakes and airbags.
The car maker’s compensation fund said it certified 124 deaths and 269 injuries in July of 2015, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Families of victims are being offered a minimum compensation of $1 million each.
GM recalled 2.6 million Chevrolet Cobalt’s and other cars in 2014, with models ranging from 2003 to 2011. General Motors admitted that it knew about the ignition switch problems for more than 10 years.
Were you injured by GM’s defective ignition switch?
If you suffered injuries or loss due to GM’s faulty ignition switch, contact Carey Danis & Lowe attorneys for a free legal consultation to discuss options.
Carey Danis & Lowe is investigating class action claims against GM . For more information, please contact Tiffany M. Yiatras, Corey D. Sullivan, or Francis J. “Casey” Flynn, Jr. at 1-800-721-2519 or via email.