GM settles two bellwether cases

Detroit-based automaker General Motors Co. announced on Tuesday, September 6 that it reached settlements in two lawsuits lodged against them. The plaintiffs in this case allege that they sustained serious injuries in accidents that resulted from the company’s defective ignition switches.

The settlements would cut short the trials scheduled for the automaker, which issued a public apology for a faulty automotive part held responsible for 124 fatalities and other injuries in the United States. GM also issued a recall for 2.6 million of its vehicles to remedy the issue, and it created an automatic compensation program for accident victims and their families.

One of the settled cases was that of of Virginia resident Stephanie Cockram, who said she has spent more than $100,000 in medical expenses and that she missed several days of work due to a 2011 Chevrolet Cobalt accident that gave her traumatic brain injury and a fractured vertebra.

Our attorneys at Wilson & McQueen, PLLC will work with you throughout the process of resolution of your personal injury accident case. Do not hesitate to give us a call if you are injured in an accident in Lexington or other areas in Kentucky by dialing (800) 953-2373.