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Charlottesville Family Claims GM Defect Negligence in Lawsuit

July 7, 2014 in Articles, Personal Injury Articles | MARTIN WREN, P.C. | LEAVE A COMMENT

After a local tragedy where a 20-year-old was killed in a car accident in Albemarle County, the family is suing General Motors.

The wrongful death suit focuses on the ignition switch defects, and is getting filed in federal court.

The GM defects in question have become fodder for various different news outlets and television shows, where broadcasters have put a big spotlight on the historic actions of the company around defects that many allege were covered up over a period of years. Citing the death toll from these defects, injury lawyers and others are pursuing activities against the company, to make sure that these kinds of corrupt practices by auto manufacturers do not increase in the future. Through executive changes and reactions to hearings and press events, GM has still not put to rest the outrage over these problems that make vehicles into more dangerous machines.

Communications and More

Some of the egregious details in this GM negligence case point to how callous and uncaring some of these companies seem to be in handling real consequences around their products.

Reports from local news venues show that the grieving family actually started receiving recall notices after the crash and were unable to get the company to stop sending these communications. It’s easy to see how this kind of blatant disregard will motivate families to pursue broader litigation or otherwise try to punish a company that seems extremely out of touch with the real and tragic results of inattention to public safety. Adding insult to injury, firms that fail to help families grieve are part of an extremely volatile controversy around honoring those who fall prey to some of the worst kinds of defective product accidents.

Charlottesville Car Accident Lawyers: Legal Responses

When called upon to represent clients in court, our Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers will take product liability and other factors into account to help compensate injury victims or the families of deceased victims. This involves doing specific fact-finding on the case and applying local, state and federal law while understanding what’s normal or common in a local court. 

Get Help from Charlottesville Car Accident Lawyers

If you or someone in your family has been injured in a local accident, get help from a Virginia injury law firm at MartinWren, P.C. Our Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers have helped many Virginia families to collect compensation for loved ones injuries. We will keep you informed about your case and help bring a personal right injury or wrongful death case forward. Let a Virginia injury law firm assist your family in getting what you deserve under the law.

For more information about our GM recall lawyers, please call MartinWren, P.C.’s Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers at (434) 817-3100.

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