Thursday, June 18, 2009

GM’s Bankruptcy May Disrupt Defective Device Lawsuit

After a car crash that left 8-year-old Amanda Dinnigan catastrophically injured two years ago, evidence came to light suggesting that a faulty seatbelt mechanism in the family’s GMC Envoy may have been to blame. A lawsuit stating as much was filed on behalf of Amanda, who is now a quadriplegic whose medical care costs exceed $500,000 annually.

Amanda Dinnigan is only one of more 1200 plaintiffs currently involved in personal injury claims against GM. Unsure of what their fate will be in the aftermath of the company’s recent bankruptcy, these litigants are banding together and demanding protection. One request that has been made is that Congress set aside funds to compensate victims who may have been injured by defective GM products. However, a final determination of the best course of action has not yet been made.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product or device, time is of the essence.
Contact the attorneys at The Heller Law Firm for a free consultation, or call us direct at 866-461-5791. You will hear from us either the same day or within 24 hours.