A recall has now been set in order for General Motor vehicles that used a seriously flawed ignition switch. Although the issue was brought up in 2005, the company stalled almost 10 years before finally agreeing to a recall. According to an uncovered memo, the original decision was due to a concern over how much the recall would cost the company.
The problematic switches have a weak spring that can (and has) caused the car to turn completely off when the automobile is driven across bumps. This causes the car to become very difficult to control or drive, as the power brakes and power steering also shut off when the car does. In addition, the vehicle becomes unsafe due to the airbags being off.
The vehicles in question include Chevy Cobalts and HHRs, Pontiac G5s and Solstices, and Saturn Ions and Skys.
Sadly, thirteen people have lost their lives due to accidents with the automobiles thought to use these faulty ignition switches.
The CEO of General Motors, Mary Barra, promises that the “New GM” will put safety before cost.
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Your Alabama personal injury lawyer, Alexander Shunnarah, is here for you after being injured in a serious accident. Here’s a bit of recent accident news for you to be aware of.
A 25-year-old female student was struck and killed by a street trolley in the Five Points South area on February 20, 2014.
The young woman was a student at a nearby school that offers a college-like experience to young adults with mild learning disabilities. The school is located close to the scene of the accident.
According to Birmingham police, the trolley-like MAX Dart bus was turning left from 14th Avenue to 20th Street when it hit the victim as she was crossing at a crosswalk. No one was said to be on the trolley at the time of the accident.
The school’s executive said the student had just left the building after getting out of class before the accident happened, and that it is common for students to walk to and from school, since one of the goals is to teach independence.
After the accident, parts of 20th Street South were blocked off as police looked at the scene in order to determine what had happened, but no other information about the accident was released.
Please always remember to keep an eye out for pedestrians on the road, and if you are walking, always watch out for vehicle drivers.
If you or someone you care for has been hurt in an accident, make sure to call your Alabama personal injury attorney, Alexander Shunnarah, at 1-800-808-9083. You can also contact us at www.shunnarah.com and fill out a FREE case evaluation form. Let Alexander Shunnarah help you get the compensation that you deserve.
Your Alabama personal injury lawyer, Alexander Shunnarah, is here to help if you are ever injured in an automobile accident.
Morning commuters saw some icy patches during their drive in Birmingham on February 27, 2014. The ice was caused after the temperatures across Central Alabama dropped below freezing overnight.
The below freezing temperatures remained throughout part of the morning in many parts of the state.
It is suggested to drive carefully when there is ice on the road. Try to plan for extra time for your trips, avoid speeding on the road and give yourself more space than usual in between cars in order to brake.
Remember to call your Birmingham personal injury attorney, Alexander Shunnarah, at 1-800-808-9083 if you are ever harmed in a car accident. You can also visit us at www.shunnarah.com and fill out a FREE case evaluation form. Contact us today and get everything that you deserve!