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Posted on March 18, 2014 by

Multiple Car Accidents Prompt US Government To Investigate General Motors

There have been 31 front-end car accidents that have resulted in the deaths of 13 people in recent months due to ignition switch defects in various types of GM vehicles. Automakers are required to report potential problems within five days of discovering them, and the ignition switch defect is a problem that GM has been aware of for over a decade, in some cases, according to an article on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch website.

It hasn’t been an easy decade for GM, having gone through bankruptcy in 2009. Since then, President, Alan Batey states that the automaker has made many policy changes that have resulted in better quality vehicles and fast recalls when potential problems are discovered. However, the ignition switch problem is one that’s been around a long time, and no action was taken to correct it.

Chevy Cobalts and Pontiac G5s are among the cars being recalled, and all of the vehicles were released between 2003 and 2007.

As your St. Louis law firm, the safety of the residents of Illinois is of utmost importance to us. Perhaps you know someone who was injured in a car crash that involved a defective automobile. If so, it’s important to seek the help of a St. Louis attorney as soon as possible. Help is available, and the victims of these types of crashes deserve to be compensated.