Oct 31st: BCA Investigating GM Car Fire Lawsuits
GM has recalled 1.4 million cars due a car fire risk after a defect was found and never properly fixed. GM also does not currently have a solution for these car fire risks that can cause serious injury and property damage. Click to learn if you qualify for a GM Car Fire Lawsuit.
Jan 29th: Senators Urge GM To Extend Compensation Fund Deadline
On 1/28 two US senators urged General Motors to extend it's Victim Compensation fund deadline. They site notification issues should allow victims of the ignition switch recall to have a better opportunity to apply for compensation. General Motors has declined to extend this deadline for crash victims. Read more about the General Motors Compensation Fund Deadline.
Dec 8th: General Motors Compensation Fund Required Documentation
We have posted a partial list of all the required documentation needed for the GM Compensation Fund. General Motors has already extended the deadline to file with the GM Compensation Fund until the end of January.Read to learn more about how to file a GM Compensation Fund Claim.
Nov 10th: General Motors Knew About the Ignition Defect 2 Months Before the Recall
New documents have been uncovered that shows General Motors ordered around 500,000 replacement ignition switches months before it announced the recall.GM Contractor Sarah Missentzis on Dec 18th sent an email to Delphi Automotive saying "I will need to secure a total of 500,000 pcs, at this time." Read more about General Motor's knowledge of the Ignition Defect.
Oct 22nd: GM Ignition Switch Death Toll Reaches 30
A lawsuit was filed on Tuesday morning against General Motors on behalf of a Louisiana women who’s mother was killed while driving her General Motors vehicle. On June 13, 2013 wreck, Amy Smith’s, mother, Linda Hilbert, was driving her 2007 Chevrolet HHR when left the roadway and rolled over several time before coming to rest on its side. The vehicle suffered severe damage to the left front side and damage to the roof. Despite being properly belted in the driver’s seat, Linda Hilbert was pronounced dead at the scene by the Coroner of Tangipahopa Parish. The lawsuit alleges the Chevy Cobalt’s ignition switch defect caused loss of control of the vehicle and caused the fatal crash that took this woman’s life. Read more about this new GM Ignition Death Lawsuit
BCA Files a Lawsuit on Behalf of a Teen that was Permanently Disabled in a GM Car
A lawsuit was filed in Lincoln County against General Motors on behalf of a Missouri man who’s daughter was permanently injured and disabled while riding in her General Motors vehicle. According to her father, Kayla Marler was "a teen age girl with the dangly key chain". Read more about this tragic GM accident that killed one and left a teenager disabled.
July 31st: General Motors Class Action Lawsuit filed with over 600 Fatalities
Despite General Motors estimates that there were only 13 death caused by faulty ignition switches, a new General Motors Class Action lawsuit has been filed. This new GM class action lawsuit includes over 600 alleged deaths caused by General Motors negligence.Read more about this General Motors Class Action here.
JUNE 30th: GM Releases Details on General Motors Victim Compensation Fund
General Motors has released the details of it's GM Victim's Compensation Fund. This General Motors Settlement Fund will only be dealing with issues regarding injuries and death, the loss of diminished value has been excluded. If you have questions regarding if you qualify for the General Motors Compensation Fund or if you should file a lawsuit against GM, read more here. Our General Motors Recall Lawyers have the latest information on the developments regarding the GM Compensation Fund and can advise on the best course of action for ensuring you get the money your entitled to for your GM Recall Loss.
June 5th, 15 GM Workers Fired, General Motors Compensation Fund Begins
General Motors announced that a General Motors Compensation Fund would be created and implemented no later that August 1st. This comes on the heels of a independent investigation which stated General Motors conducted "a pattern of incompetence and neglect." Click to read more about the General Motors Compensation Fund.
May 20th, 2.4 Million More General Motors Recalled
General Motors has issued another recall for 2.4 Million more vehicles raising the total number of recalls to over 15 million. 2009 to 2014 Chevrolet Traverse, 2009 to 2014 Buick Enclave, 2009 to 2014 GMS Acadia and 2009 to 2014 Saturn Outlook have all been recalled due to seat belt issues. Click to learn more about yet another GM Recall.
May 15th, General Motors Recalls another 3 Million Vehicles
General Motors has announced the recall of another 3 million vehicles for 5 different safety issues. This additional General Motors Recall extends to the number of GM cars and trucks that have been recalled to over 11 million. The 2014 General Motors recall is now on pace to become the largest vehicle recall in history. Read more about this latest General Motors Recall.
General Motors has recalled over 1.7 million cars due to faulty ignition in a variety of it's vehicles. In early Feb, General Motors announced they were recalling approx 3 quarter of a million cars. This initial General Motors recall included the Chevrolet Cobalt and the Pontiac G5. In March of 2014 General Motors expanded it's recall to 1.7 by including the following make and models:
General Motors has been heavily criticized after the corporation admitted that engineers were aware of the issues that caused this recall as early as 2004. It took nearly ten years later for General Motors to issue a recall of these dangerous vehicles. In documents and depositions stemming from a lawsuit where a Georgia nurse was killed in a car crash, engineers testified that they had already discussed how to correct these defects in 2004. The key part in question on these General Motor car recalls is the ignition switch that can fall into the accessory position while driving the car. If the switch falls in the accessory position the car automatically shuts down the engine along with the brakes, power steering and the airbags. General Motors stated in the recall that drivers with heavy key chains can cause switch to change positions. Or in the car "experiences rough road conditions or other jarring or impact related events.” Yet read the "Smoking Gun" document that all but proves that General Motors may be proved liable for this tragedy.
GM has already linked at least 13 deaths to the faulty ignitions in these vehicles, and some are speculating that number has already grown to 20 deaths caused by General Motors. This massive recall has lead federal prosecutors to launch a criminal investigation and congressional probes are scheduled to begin later this year. On March 17th, 2014, General Motors CEO Mary Barra in a message for General Motors employees said:
"After all, something went wrong with our process in this instance and terrible things happened."
General Motor indicated that the mass recall of vehicles "should start" the 2nd week of April 2014. NOTE: It is now entering the 3rd week of April since this paragraph was written and "most" GM dealerships are sill missing parts to complete these critical repairs, read the GM letter here.
BCA have announced they are actively investigation lawsuits against General Motors regarding this mass recall. With law offices all over the United States, BCA is the epitome of the 21st century law practice.
As founder Brent Coon has said: "It’s not enough to simply get a satisfactory result for your client. We also strive to use our position to influence meaningful change in public policy and industry-specific safety standards."
The lawsuit that best exemplifies the resolve of Brent Coon was Rowe vs. BP Amoco Chemical Company, BP North America. BCA reached an unprecedented settlement that included a “first ever” agreement to release seven million pages of sealed corporate documents that would have been presented during trial. As Brent Coon said at the time of the settlement, “Our job in this case was not only justice for our client, but to make sure this kind of tragedy NEVER happens again”.
If you have suffered injuries from these General Motors defects you may be entitled to compensation. By filing a claim against General Motors you may be able to reclaim medical expenses, loss of earnings, and punitive damages for pain and suffering. If a loved one tragically died as a result of the defects from these General Motors vehicles you may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim. The General Motors lawsuits are time sensitive and the statute of limitations on your General Motors Lawsuit depends on your situation.
Brent Coon and Associates has extensive experience in personal injury lawsuits including automobile recall. Each General Motors lawsuit is different and our General Motors Recall lawyers will walk you through the steps required to ensure you maximum recovery. We have represented numerous victims of negligence, as well as the families of those victims. Some of our clients have been awarded or settled for millions of dollars. If you have been a victim due to the recall of General Motor automobiles, contact our General Motors Recall Lawyers for a Free General Motors Claim Evaluation or contact us today at: 855-435-5839.
Or contact us via our General Motors
Recall Lawsuit Hotline at:
* Indicates the Information is Required