We've all heard about how General Motors is facing a class-action lawsuit as the result of airbag failures. What you don't know, however, is what affects you if you own a GM vehicle, and what protects your vehicle. This blog article is designed to help you out with these questions.
What is a gm airbag class action proceedings?
A GM airbag class action lawsuit is a legal proceeding alleging that the plaintiffs were injured as a result of defective airbags in certain Chevrolet, Pontiac, and Saturn vehicles. This type of lawsuit is filed by individuals who were injured or killed in a crash as a result of the airbags failing to deploy properly.
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The class-action designation means that all affected vehicle owners are included in the lawsuit regardless of whether they ever received a recall notice or not.
To qualify for relief under the class action law, you must meet two requirements:
(1) you must have been injured as a result of a defect in one of the affected vehicles, and
(2) you must reside in one of the states that have joined the nationwide GM airbag litigation.
If you are an owner of an affected vehicle and would like to learn more about your legal rights and potential remedies, please speak with an experienced car accident lawyer.