GM Recalls Expanded While Payment Plan To Victims Is Announced
There is a broad range of compensation, but in crashes where the air bag failed to inflate, and the crash victim died, the family will receive at least $1 million.
Kenneth R. Feinberg, who oversaw compensation in 9/11 and the Boston Marathon bombing, has a complex formula that calculates pain, suffering and lost wages; victim and their families have until December 31 to submit documentation, which includes police reports, the car’s black box and photographs.
The latest GM recall, of 8.2 million more cars with defective ignition switches, includes Chevrolet Malibu from 1997-2005, Cadillac CTS from 2003-2014, and Pontiac Grand Am from 1999-2005, along with a smaller recall of 2005-2007 Chevrolet TrailBlazer that may have a short in the driver’s door.
The GM ignition switch recall is now at 14.8 million cars. General Motors has a website dedicated to the ignition switch recall; check here to see if your car is on the list, and what to do if it is.