ENTERPRISE, AL – Sawyer Law Firm recently settled a product liability case involving the crash of a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt which claimed the life of a 20 year old Coffee County woman. The crash was a single-vehicle accident for which there was little explanation at the time. The recent GM ignition switch recall prompted Sawyer Law Firm to further investigate the cause of the accident.
The investigation revealed that the vehicle was part of the recent GM recall.
“This was a tragic and senseless death,” J.P. Sawyer said.
“I am glad we were able to get the answers that my clients deserve and to hold GM accountable.” Sawyer Law Firm worked with attorney Lance Cooper of Marietta, Georgia in the prosecution of the claim. “Lance discovered the cover-up behind this deadly defect, and it was a pleasure to work with him and his firm on this case.”
GM initially recalled about 780,000 2005-07 Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 vehicles on February 13. Twelve days later, it expanded the recall to include an additional 590,000 model-year Pontiac Solstice, and Saturn Sky vehicles. That initial recall now encompasses 2.6 million vehicles, and GM admits to 13 deaths related to the defect.
In June, GM recalled an additional 3.4 million midsize and large cars for the same ignition switch defect. In July, GM recalled 17 older model (1997-2005) vehicles. GM attributes seven crashes, three deaths and eight injuries to this latest group of recalled vehicles, which it says allows “inadvertent ignition key rotation.”
So far, GM has recalled 17.1 million cars this year because of the ignition switch defect.