General Motors Ignition Switch Compensation – Deadline Extended

Posted on Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 at 11:11 pm    

In 2003, Jean Averill was killed in a car accident after her vehicle swerved off the road and hit a tree. Ten years later, her family has learned that Ms. Averill was one of the thirteen individuals General Motors’ legal department linked to the deadly ignition defect found in their vehicles. This defect resulted in G.M. recalling 2.6 Million vehicles. Investigations of the company are still in process and additional defects have surfaced, resulting in G.M. recalling a total of 26 million vehicles this year. The recall is still in effect and you can check to see if your G.M. model was included here.

The problem was in the ignition switch, which was randomly shutting off because the defective switch plunger was not supplying enough torque. When this happened during the course of a driver operating the vehicle, it caused the driver to lose power steering and often resulted in the car swerving off the road, colliding with another object, and failing to deploy the airbag.

G.M. did not inform Ms. Averill’s family of the connection of her death to the defective ignition switch; Neither did they inform the families of the other twelve victims. Still, the company claims that their “goal has been to reach every eligible person affected.” They have since extended the deadline to file a claim under their faulty ignition-switch compensation fund to January 31, 2015.

If you or someone you know was injured or suffered a loss due to G.M.’s faulty ignition-switch and/or other defect, Roberts Wilson PA is here to help you recover the compensation you are entitled to.

We are available by phone 24 hours a day and are happy to review your claim at no cost to you. We are personally committed to serving Mississippians affected by G.M.’s failure to provide reliable and safe cars. We never charge a fee unless a claim is successful. Please contact Roberts Wilson PA by calling (662) 533-9111 or by sending an email to

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