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General Motors Ignition Switch Litigation Enters New Phase

On Tuesday, August 19, a federal judge appointed an attorney to the executive committee that has been tasked with overseeing multidistrict litigation around General Motors’ now infamous ignition switch recall.

The litigation is very complex and affects more than one hundred individuals. In addition to wrongful injury, there are elements of economic loss and bankruptcy that the litigation will have to take into account.

Although the expansion of the executive committee might not seem like a significant move, it likely means that the litigation is moving into a new and more contentious phase. It may soon be time for the plaintiffs in this wide-ranging case to be heard.

With both ignition failure and failure of airbags to operate as expected, General Motors is now facing accusations of putting potentially thousands of motors’ lives at risk; not only the owners of the affected vehicles, but members of their families as well as the public.

How did we get here? Unfortunately, this story is repeated on a regular basis across the history of the United States. That’s one reason why if you have been involved in an auto accident, even if you feel you may be responsible, it’s crucial to get the car examined by an expert.

You may have been wrongfully injured due to manufacturer neglect.

Those Injured By Manufacturing Wrongdoing Shouldn’t Miss Their Opportunity

This isn’t the first time that a major class action lawsuit has been necessary in order to help people get what they deserve following a major manufacturer issue. In fact, over the last several years, the number of auto recalls has risen steadily — and so has the volume of litigation.

It is often necessary for affected motorists and pedestrians to get involved in class action lawsuits to redress their grievances because auto manufacturers have so much influence and money on their side. A larger group helps keep the issue in the public eye and motivate lawmakers.

That being the case, individuals should not miss the opportunity to join class action lawsuits and other litigation that might affect them. However, you should always speak to an attorney to ensure you are not waiving your right to the compensation you may be due.

Determining Manufacturer Neglect Can Be A Challenge For The Average Motorist

If you’ve been in an accident, your memory of the immediate events preceding the incident may be hazy. However, if your car did not handle or respond properly, manufacturers may be at fault.

It is always a good idea to have a car looked at by professionals immediately following an accident if there has been any impact whatsoever — or any unusual behavior before the event.

This can serve as important evidence that you, as the driver, were not responsible.

If You Believe You Have Been Harmed Due To Manufacturer Negligence, Call Us

Manufacturers have a lot at stake when it comes to ensuring that news of a defect does not spread far and wide and impact auto sales. They will do everything in their power to make settlements sparse and quiet throughout the process.

To make sure that you get everything you are entitled to from an auto manufacturer or anyone else who might have contributed to your injury, call the Florida injury lawyers with a trusted record.

At, our efforts focus exclusively on helping people who have been harmed wrongfully, either in an automotive accident, slip and fall, or other common injury situation.

No matter where you are in Florida, you are always welcome to call us to evaluate your case and give you the advice you need. In Sarasota, Venice, Bradenton or St. Petersburg, we are waiting to hear from you.

During his time as a public attorney for the State of Florida, Bernard Walsh developed a passion for defending the legal rights of Florida's citizens. Having seen many people being taken advantage of after being injured and the financial harm that can cause for families he committed himself fully to helping injured clients get justice, by fighting to make greedy insurance companies pay what they owe.

General Motors Ignition Switch Litigation Enters New Phase

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