General Motors Announces More Recalls as Victims Seek Compensation
Scarcely a week seems to go by of late without General Motors issuing another recall as new problems are uncovered in its automobiles.
GM is poised to pay out millions of dollars to people who have been injured by a GM switch defect or those who have lost loved ones.
The New York Times reported on further recalls that threaten to undermine the reputation of General Motors. On Tuesday GM announced it would recall another 8.4 million cars and trucks for a wide range of defects.
“Even as G.M. addresses its safety shortcomings with a beefed-up roster of product investigators, the spiraling number of new recalls — G.M. has surpassed 29 million worldwide this year — is threatening to undermine the company’s reputation for quality,” reported the New York Times.
Most of the recalls came after the company admitted in February that it failed for years to address a deadly defect in the Chevrolet Cobalt and other small cars such as the Saturn Ion. That defect can cause a deadly power loss as well as disabling the air bag.
Now GM has offered a plan for compensation for the victims of the defect. Although it links 13 deaths to the problem, it’s likely that many more people have lost their lives as well as those who have been needlessly injured by defective cars.
If you have been injured by a defect in a GM car, you should contact a Virginia Beach auto accident lawyer. Call Cooper Hurley at 757.455.0077 today for a free and confidential consultation. See our information about defective cars in Virginia.