When a Vehicle Defect is the Cause of Injuries or Death

What makes this situation egregious is that GM knew of the problems surrounding the ignition switches. It’s not clear if the company was aware of the faulty ignition lock cylinder. Waiting has cost them not only in terms of money but reputation.

Among the third parties that might be liable for an auto accident is a vehicle manufacturer. A car manufacturer’s awareness of a defect doesn’t determine victims’ right to seek legal action. Even if the manufacturer had no knowledge of a defect, it’s still possible to file a claim. There must be evidence the faulty part caused serious or fatal injuries. Of course, learning a manufacturer knew of a problem and could have fixed it makes the situation more tragic.

Families who suspect a link between vehicle defects – in GM or other vehicles –and an injury or a loved one’s traffic fatality should seek legal counsel. Call Jason R. Schultz at 404-474-0804 or fill out our contact form to set up a consultation.

Jason R. Schultz
Helping Georgia area residents with car accident, medical malpractice, and personal injury claims since 1991.