West Virginia Senator Jay Rockefeller has pressed General Motors (GM) about the vehicle issues that have caused deadly car wrecks across the country. Speaking on behalf of two residents of the state, the Senator had questions for the automaker regarding a particular accident that claimed the life of their son. GM is currently facing legal trouble and pressure from lawmakers after a series of car wrecks and recalls related to an auto default in many of their vehicles.
The man in this case was driving a particular GM model vehicle, a Cobalt, when his car lost power. This was a common defect in this particular model of car, and in addition to this issue, his airbag did not immediately deploy as designed. There is a compensation fund designated for victims of GM car accidents, such as those caused by ignition failure. However, strict wording may prevent certain victims from obtaining deserved compensation.
There is nationwide outrage surrounding the GM controversy, especially because there is evidence that GM could have prevented many of these accidents with timely recalls. As a result, lawmakers and others are pressuring the company to reword the terms of their compensation procedures or find another way to provide needed recompense. Company representatives have promised to take steps to do this.
Victims of car wrecks that could possibly be related to ignition failure or other GM car issues have the right to pursue compensation. It may be difficult to understand the legal terms of the compensation fund, but a case evaluation could determine specific options. West Virginia victims of GM's negligence should not hesitate to seek assistance or pursue the settlement that could be rightfully theirs.
Source: insurancenewsnet.com, "Rockefeller Questions GM CEO on Behalf of West Virginia Family That Tragically Lost Son in Accident Involving Recalled GM Vehicle", , July 20, 2014