Author: Jason W. Konvicka, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney
General Motors Co. (GM) has settled two federal court cases involving its faulty ignition switches. The plaintiffs in each case suffered serious injuries when the airbags in their vehicles failed to deploy. GM acknowledged that ignition switches could fall out of position and shut off the engine, thereby shutting off the power needed to deploy airbags. Without airbags, front seat passengers are very likely to be injured or killed in a severe car crash. The cases were settled for undisclosed amounts.
GM previously agreed to pay $900 million as a result of a criminal investigation stemming from the company’s failure to fix ignition…