General Motors Recall Raises Questions of Negligence


There are plenty of dangers to worry about on the road even when your car is in perfect working order. Manufacturers’ defects are an added risk that consumers shouldn’t have to tolerate. Most often, these defects are small and don’t pose any grave dangers, but occasionally they are enough to cause serious concerns.

When serious issues of product liability lead to injuries, it can be hard to know where to turn. If you have any questions, our product liability attorneys would be happy to speak with you free of charge.

General Motors has announced a recall that affects millions of cars including:

  • Chevrolet Impala
  • Cadillac Deville
  • Cadillac DTS
  • Buick Lucerne
  • Buick Regal LS/RS
  • Chevrolet Camero
  • Chevrolet Monte Carlo

According to the New York Times, GM’s latest recall will include 3.36 million cars worldwide. The problem has been traced to a defective ignition system that may turn off the engine or the electrical system due to heavy keychains and sudden jolts from potholes and speed bumps.

GM_Recall_LawyerThe problems prompting a recall in February caused more than a dozen deaths and scores of non-fatal crashes. It is still to early to determine the effects of the latest issues.

In total, GM has recalled 6.5 million cars this year due to similar ignition problems. The problem itself has existed in some models for over a decade.

Congress has formed a subcommittee to address the latest issue and the persistent safety problems throughout GM. While it’s a nice gesture, it is unlikely to provide justice to those who have been injured and the families of those killed due to the negligence of General Motors.

As consumers we have certain expectations of safety. One of the reasons cars are so expensive is that these rigorous safety tests are supposed to be built into the cost. The higher price we pay should guarantee less risk, not more.

When you or a loved one has been injured to do the negligence of a company or an individual, you deserve to be compensated. Our personal injury attorneys have the experience and reputation needed to bring the best results in any case of negligence, product liability or product defects.

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