In our quest to remain a constant source of information and legal aid for the community, we have been following the ignition switch malfunction that has GM recalling 1.6 million vehicles as stated by a victim’s family this morning on NBC’s Today Show. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is conducting an investigation into why the switch would turn motors off and keep air bags from deploying, which have been life-threatening and lethal factors in at least 12 accidents cited thus far.
According to Reuters, attention has been turned to the aftermarket – repair shops, parts dealers – where faulty switches are likely to still be in rotation. Concerns are exacerbated by the fact that the older, defective part has the same item number as its properly functioning replacement, which went into production in 2007.
If you have purchased an ignition switch, or had one replaced that has malfunctioned, contact our firm and we can help walk you through the process, assuring you are compensated for any potential or actual harm caused to you or your loved ones.
Steinger, Iscoe & Greene hopes to curb some of the accidents that may occur from the defective switch, by arming you with the latest news and replacement information. In the event you have already been effected, we want to answer your questions and help you decode your legal rights. Monetary compensation is one of the ways your time, energy and safety can be repaired. Call our experienced team at 1-800-560-5059 or fill out a free, no obligation consultation form.