GM Chevy Cobalt Lawsuit – Class Action Claim California Residents
Update: The recall of General Motors vehicles due to ignition switch hazards has been expanded to more than 1.6 million vehicles. In addition the number of death attributed to the defect has rise to over 300 and is likely to significantly increase over the common weeks. According to the latest evidence General Motors, the manufacturers of the Chevy Cobalt, Saturn Ion and other vehicles containing the defect knew of the faulty ignition system for many years but failed to notify consumers and or issue a nationwide recall.
List of Vehicle Containing the Ignition Switch Defect:
- 2005 to 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt
- 2007 Pontiac G5s
- 2003 to 2007 Saturn Ion
- 2006 to 2007 Chevrolet HHR
- 2006 to 2007 Pontiac Solstice
- 2006 to 2007 Saturn Sky
- 2005 to 2007 Pontiac Pursuit
Our Defective Product Law Firm is pursuing claims across the country including the California cities of Los Angeles, San Diego, and the San Francisco bay metroplex.
The Normandie Law Firm is placing considerable resources into the investigation of General Motors for the production and distribution of vehicles know to contain defects posing a significant risk of harm to motorist. According to the latest report there have been over 300 death and thousands of injuries suffered in auto accident caused by the ignition switch defect of several GM produced vehicles including the Chevrolet Cobalt and the Saturn Ion.
Attorney Investigation into Your Case: If you or a loved one sustained injuries or a family member has been killed due to a suspected ignition switch failure of a General Motors vehicles feel free to contact our law offices. We have the staff, resources and experts to fully investigate your claim and determined whether your accident was caused by General Motors ignition switch defect.
Explaining GM’s Ignition Switch Defect
For years police reports investigating accidents involving several General Motors vehicles determine the cause as the vehicle ignition systems turning off while the vehicle was being driven. The turning off of the ignition mid-drive results in a shutdown of the vehicle operational systems including power steering, power breaks and airbags resulting in a vehicle unfit for the road. The ignition system shut off when the key was attached to additional hanging keys. The added weight of the additional keys involuntarily turn the vehicle off and disable all electronic of its electronic functions. Vehicle ignition systems must be designed in such a fashion to be securely fastened preventing the key form falling of the ignition and thus turning off the vehicle while its being driven.
Determining Liability – Wining Defective Product Claim in the Court of Law:
Defective product claims against auto manufacturers can be difficult to prove; often requiring in-depth research into the cause of the accident, the malfunctioning of the vehicle design and the showing of causation. Generally there are three ways to prove the existence of a defect in a manufactured product.
1. Defect due to faulty design of the vehicle: A design defect can be proven by showing the existence of a substantially safer similar design at the time of production that was not used by the manufacturing firm.
2. Defect caused by faulty manufacturing of the vehicle: On many occasions in an attempt to reduce manufacturing costs companies use less expensive material or establish less capital intensive assembly systems. Such cost saving measures can result in a final product that is markedly different and significantly more dangerous than the its original design.
3. Failure to warn – labeling defect – failure to properly recall in a timely fashion: Once a danger associated with a product is realized the manufacturing of the defective item owe a general duty to properly warn consumers.
Attorney Consultation Available: All confidential legal consultations are provided free of charge to any victim of General Motors ignition switch defects. If you have any further legal questions regarding the filling of a claim contact our law offices toll free 1-800-790-5422.