Families of at least 74 people killed in crashes caused by defective General Motors ignition switches will get compensation from the company.
Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims, updated the totals Monday.
At least 36 people have died and 44 have been seriously injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches.
Prosecutors in Texas may pursue criminal charges against General Motors, after the automaker publicly admitted its ignition switch defect is linked to the 2004 death of a Van Zandt County man.
A report raises serious questions about the NTSA’s ability to keep the public safe.
Nineteen compensation claims have been approved for deaths related to GM ignition switch recall, Twelve injury claims have been approved.
Sixty-three death claims have been filed so far with the lawyer handling payments for those involved in wrecks caused by faulty GM ignition switches. A compensation expert spokeswoman said 125 claims were received Friday.
Lawmakers put Barra on the spot, telling the CEO she should have fired GM’s corporate counsel, Michael Millikin, based on the conclusions of an internal report.
General Motors is recalling at least 7.6 million more vehicles dating back to 1997 to fix faulty ignition switches as the company’s safety crisis continues to grow.
The latest recall covers some Dodge Journey SUVs and Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Caravan minivans from the 2007 to 2009 model years.
When Kenneth Feinberg announces the terms of General Motors’ plan to pay victims of crashes caused by bad ignition switches, he’ll have an open wallet.
Earlier this week, General Motors announced the recall of more than 3 million vehicles. The recall is for ignition problems dating back to 2000, which means used car buyers should beware.