General Motors (GM) is facing a colossal recall of over 20 million vehicles due to potentially hazardous air bag components. This serves as a stark reminder of the importance of staying informed about recalls and addressing them promptly to ensure safety on the road. Fortunately, for those affected by this recall, there’s hope in the form of experienced legal representation. The attorneys at Harris Lowry Manton LLP have a proven track record of handling recall cases involving GM, and we stand ready to assist affected individuals once again, ensuring your rights and safety are protected during these challenging times.
The most recent recall
In an article released by the Wall Street Journal, it was revealed there have been substantial recalls by General Motors (GM), involving more than 20 million vehicles equipped with airbag inflators supplied by ARC Automotive, a Tennessee-based auto parts supplier. These inflators are considered potentially dangerous and have been known to explode with excessive force during vehicle crashes, posing serious risks to drivers and passengers. While the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has not publicly disclosed the total number of vehicles affected, GM’s exposure is significant, and the recall could potentially be among the largest in U.S. history. GM has previously conducted multiple recalls related to these airbag inflators, and they have been associated with fatal accidents and injuries.
Other automakers, including Ford, Volkswagen, Toyota, and Hyundai, have vehicles with the same ARC Automotive inflators, contributing to concerns across the automotive industry. ARC Automotive has resisted the NHTSA’s recall request, leading to a scheduled hearing to determine the necessity of a comprehensive recall. The recall situation is reminiscent of the Takata airbag recall, which impacted numerous automakers and incurred substantial costs for repairs. The NHTSA is urging for a wide-scale recall to address the risk posed by these air-bag inflators.
Defective auto parts are far too common
Defective parts in cars pose grave risks to both drivers and passengers. These defects can encompass a wide range of components, from malfunctioning airbags and faulty braking systems to defective steering mechanisms or engine issues. If undetected or unaddressed, they can lead to catastrophic accidents and, in some tragic cases, even loss of life. Defects may also compromise a vehicle’s structural integrity, its ability to protect occupants in a collision, and its capacity to respond to sudden changes in driving conditions. The consequences of defective parts can extend beyond physical injuries, causing emotional distress, financial burdens, and, in the worst instances, the irreplaceable loss of loved ones.
The tragic outcome of driving a vehicle with defective parts can be far-reaching, affecting not only the people directly involved but also the broader community. These incidents erode the trust that consumers place in car manufacturers, raising questions about corporate responsibility and safety regulations. To mitigate the dangers of defective auto parts, it is crucial for carmakers to maintain rigorous quality control and for individuals to stay informed about recalls and promptly address any known issues.
Unfortunately, car manufacturers and designers do not always do everything they can in order to make sure their product is the safest it can be. That is why we are here to help hold these companies liable for their negligence.
Harris Lowry Manton has a proven track record against auto manufacturers
At Harris Lowry Manton LLP, we have established a robust and time-tested history of championing lawsuits against major automobile manufacturers, including industry giants like The Ford Motor Company and General Motors. In those cases where a recall SHOULD have been issued, but were not, and people were hurt, we secured our clients millions in compensation for their pain and suffering.
Our legal team has a remarkable track record of successfully litigating cases against corporations such as GM, which prioritize profit over safety. Our accomplishments include:
- A $47.7 million verdict against Ford related to a seat collapse injury.
- A $40 million verdict against Ford for a defective gear shifter.
- A $10.6 million verdict against Ford for a faulty throttle.
- A $4.5 million verdict against Chrysler for a flawed brake shifter, resulting in the tragic death of a child.
These substantial verdicts stand as a testament to our unwavering dedication and skill in advocating for our clients in Georgia. Our ability to take cases to trial has contributed to our well-established reputation for providing assertive and comprehensive representation.
Our extensive experience in handling cases related to defective parts and recalls has positioned us as leaders in the field of automotive litigation. When it comes to safeguarding the rights and safety of individuals affected by these recalls, our firm’s track record is a testament to our unwavering commitment. We recognize the significance of holding automotive companies accountable for their products and are dedicated to ensuring that justice is served for our clients in these challenging situations. If you have been injured due to defective auto parts, contact us in Atlanta today. To schedule a free consultation, call us or use our contact page. We are also proud to serve the residents of Savannah, and those throughout Georgia.
One of the nation’s top trial attorneys, Jeff Harris is an award-winning litigator who handles high-profile, complex cases across a wide variety of practice areas. He excels at securing justice for clients who have been seriously injured or killed, holding responsible parties accountable for their actions as well as their negligence.
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