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Deaths due to faulty GM ignition switches continue to climb

Sadly, the death tolls due to faulty GM ignition switches continue to climb. Likewise, there are only five days left before the filing deadline to receive compensation due to deaths related to the ignition switch recalls. Currently, there are 50 death cases, which are eligible for payment, and there is more expected to come underway before the deadline. Likewise, the following are the current statistics for the GM case:

• 50 people killed and 75 injured which are eligible for compensation

• 338 death claims and 2,730 injury claims total

• 58 death claims and 328 injury claims rejected or ineligible

Out of the current totals, the GM attorney is either reviewing or compiling documentation for an additional 230 death claims and 2,327 injury claims. The GM recall for the faulty ignition switches affected 2.6 million vehicles that could slip out of position, which could cause the engine to stall thus impacting the power steering and the air bags. In 2014, GM set aside $400 million for payments, yet that amount is estimated to grow to $600 million this year. The compensation for death claims in the suit starts at $1 million dollars. GM is currently facing a potential $35 million dollar fine due to the 84 recalls, which impacted more than 30 million vehicles.

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