GM Class Action: Ignition Switch Defect & Recall

Defective GM Vehicles | Experienced Class Action Attorneys

From the 2003 Saturn Ion to the 2011 Chevrolet HHR, General Motors made millions of vehicles with potentially defective ignition switches. These switches could easily be moved from the "run" position to the "accessory" position, even while the car was operating. If that occurred, the car would lose power to its electronic steering and air bag deployment systems. The defect has led to 2.6 million GM vehicles being recalled in 2014 alone.

The situation has drawn the attention of safety regulators and the media for several reasons. Many people question how long GM knew of the problem before it took action to protect consumers. How could the defective switches have ended up in so many vehicles over so long a period? The company's actions have led to civil and criminal investigations.

Handling Complex Litigation

At Gori Julian & Associates, P.C., our skilled trial lawyers have the resources to handle complex litigation, including class action complaints. General Motors and other large corporations have the power to endanger millions of people with the inclusion of one substandard part. Such companies may come to believe that it is better, financially, to endanger consumers than to address a safety issue. The only way to hold GM and other businesses accountable is to make sure they pay for the damage they do.

Class Action Litigation

A class action allows groups of people to sue based on one or more shared issues. If many people suffer an injury because of one, potentially negligent act, a class action may avoid the need for many cases to prove the same thing. Not all members of a class suffer the same damage, of course. Accidents caused by defective GM ignition switches ranged from fender benders with no injuries to fatal crashes involving multiple vehicles. To understand how your case should be handled, you need to speak to an attorney right away.

If you believe that a defective GM vehicle caused you harm, contact us online or call us at 618-307-4085 to schedule a free case evaluation. With offices in Madison County, Illinois, and St. Peters, Missouri, we assist clients in GM cases nationwide.

We reserve the right to refer these cases out to co-counsel or may bring additional attorneys onto the case when we deem necessary.