Deadlines Extended for Victims of GM’s Faulty Ignition Switch
The deadline for filing under General Motor’s faulty ignition switch compensation program has been extended by one month to January 31, 2015 for victims of this automaker’s default crisis. GM has already allocated some $600 million to the settlement fund for victims; although only just over 2,000 claims have been filed. This deadline was extended after a New York Times article was published uncovering that the family of one of the 13 original fatalities GM linked to the defect was never contacted in regard to their potential claim for a minimum of $1 million. This discovery, coupled with the low number of claims filed, calls into question whether information is being properly disseminated to potential claimants. If you have been the victim of an injury related to the GM ignition switch crisis, now is the time to speak to a lawyer regarding evaluation of your legal options in light of the short deadline to file a claim.