GM compensation program to begin August 1
General Motors will be launching a compensation scheme for the families of the victims affected by the ignition switch failure defect that prompted GM’s recent internal investigation, The Dallas Morning News reported on June 5.
The specifics of the compensation program will be outlined in the coming weeks by expert Kenneth Feinberg, who GM hired in April. Claims will begin being heard on August 1.
GM recalled 2.6 million compact vehicles to repair the ignition switch defect that was responsible for at least 13 deaths in the U.S. Attorney Anton Valukas conducted a thorough internal review of GM in relation to this issue. CEO Mary Barra assured that the delayed recall was not an intentional cover-up, but instead a series of mistakes and neglect.
If you have been injured or your personal welfare has been unduly compromised by a defective product, the experienced product liability attorneys at Ritter & Associates may advocate for you to receive the compensation you deserve. Call (619) 296-0123 today to discuss your legal options.