At Legally Pink Law we are always keeping up with news involving wrongful
deaths and product liability. Recently a
case has been brought to an Alabama court concerning both of those areas of law.
Steve Smith, a retired employee of Delphi Automotive has filed a wrongful
death suit against General Motors Co. (GM) and Delphi (who supplied the
ignition switches). Smith’s lawyer claims that his employment with
Delphi has no connection to the faulty switches. The case claims that
GM concealed a defective ignition switch responsible for a crash in which
Smith’s daughter was killed.
This past February GM recalled approximately 1.6 million vehicles possibly
affected by the faulty switch despite discovering the issues back in 2001.
GM had provided remedies for the problem to dealerships in 2005 and has
apologized for a poor handling of the recall. A total of twelve deaths
have been attributed to the faulty ignition switches.
Smith’s daughter, Aubrey Wallace Williams was killed after her Chevy
Cobalt’s ignition switch failed causing the vehicle to lose power
and her to lose control of her vehicle.
GM is still working on remedying the problems.
Your Orlando wrongful death attorney is interested in any case that may
adversely affect the health of you or a loved one. If you believe you
have a case concerning product liability or wrongful death, call Legally
Pink Law for a consultation today.