General Motors Named in Texas Lawsuit for Faulty Ignition Switch
Auto defects which go ignored by manufacturers can and often cause serious or fatal car accidents. We entrust these manufacturers to strictly follow regulations to ensure their vehicles are safe for the road as well as issuing warnings to owners who may be at risk. A recent Texas lawsuit brings such an auto defect to light. Tiffany Adams suffered severe injuries in a car accident that took place on December 23rd, 2013 while driving in Lufkin, Texas. She has since filed a state district court lawsuit naming General Motors, Delphi Automotive, and Mac Haik Auto Direct as defendants.
A Faulty Ignition Switch?
The lawsuit was filed on the basis that Adams claims the ignition switch of her 2007 Pontiac Solstice was defective, causing her to lose control of the vehicle and collide with a tree. The lawsuit also claims the vehicle’s airbag system was inoperative due to that same defect, thereby failing to lessen injury. The car accident resulted in Adams suffering a broken neck, broken ribs and amputated legs. The victim is currently in the process of recovery.
A Major Recall
Adams’s vehicle is one of over 2 million of several GM models that have been recalled due to defects. Ignition switch failures are known to cause a vehicle’s engine to shut off, thereby affecting important components such as the steering system, airbags and brakes. One of Adams’s attorneys went on record to state that GM was well aware of the defects long before the victim’s accident, which could have been prevented if a warning had been issued.
GM now faces the possibility of awarding Adams compensation for her injuries. Delphi Automotive, the ignition switch’s manufacturer and Mac Haik Auto Direct, which sold the vehicle to Adams, do as well.
Auto companies are required to enforce strict oversight to ensure their vehicles and components operate within safety guidelines. Defects happen, but a company ignoring this fact and failing to recall vehicles they suspect may be affected should not. The J. Gonzalez Law Firm understands the strain of having to deal with a debilitating car accident caused by a faulty product.
Your inability to earn a living or live comfortably due to an accident’s aftereffects can be an overwhelming situation to find yourself in. A personal injury lawsuit stemming from a product defect can lessen the strain of your recovery. Our firm has experience in addressing negligence and securing much-needed monetary compensation for our clients.
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