There are many reasons car accidents occur every single day–between distracted drivers, roadside debris, and even unavoidable situations, you certainly have enough to pay attention to while behind the wheel without having to worry about your vehicle being the cause. If you or a loved one owns a car manufactured by General Motors, unfortunately this is a concern you must have.
It is no secret that GM has been having trouble with recalls on their new and used vehicles, and many are not aware of how dangerous this can be. In fact, nearly every model manufactured by General Motors has now been impacted by some kind of serious safety recall.
The following information certainly sheds light on the wide impact of these recalls, and what you need to know as a consumer regarding your legal rights and compensation:
- General Motors has issued a record-breaking 54 separate recalls in the last six months;
- 26 million of the 39 million vehicles affected by recalls this year were made by General Motors;
- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that only 70 percent of vehicle owners bring their vehicles in for necessary repairs;
- Older model GM vehicles are not exempt–this week alone GM issued another six recalls affecting vehicles dating back to 1997;
While this information is frightening to both GM-owners in Texas, as well as across the world, the manufacturer has not turned a blind eye. Estimating a loss of $2.5 billion in the first half of 2014, General Motors has proactively set up a fund specifically for crash victims due to defective models.
This General Motors fund offers at least $1 million in compensation to victims and family members.
If you have been the victim of a car accident in Texas due to a defective vehicle, or for any other reason, it is important to consult with a professional attorney as soon as possible. Contact the Seguin Personal Injury Attorneys at The Bettersworth Law Firm today for any car accident and personal injury needs today.