Faulty Ignition Switch
Victims’ families are being offered compensation of at least $1 million each by attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM last year.
It’s the first time the agency has admitted fault in failing to link the switches it to a series of fatal accidents, although regulators still lay most of the blame on GM for hiding the defect.
The families of at least 100 people who died in crashes caused by faulty General Motors ignition switches will be offered compensation by the company.
Brooke Melton, 29, died in a 2010 crash near Atlanta when the ignition switch of her Cobalt slipped out of the run position.
The families of 52 people killed in crashes caused by faulty General Motors small-car ignition switches will receive millions in compensation from a company fund.
“I can say that there will likely be more” death and injury claims granted, compensation expert Kenneth Feinberg said.
With five days left before the deadline, compensation expert Kenneth Feinberg says 50 death cases are eligible for money due to crashes caused by faulty ignition switches.
The families of two Wisconsin teenagers killed in a car crash involving a faulty General Motors ignition switch have dropped their lawsuit against the company and are seeking a settlement with the automaker.
The death toll from crashes involving GM small cars with faulty ignition switches is at least 21.
Ignition switch problems that have plagued General Motors and Chrysler have now turned up in the motorcycle business.