|By PR Newswire||
|March 14, 2014 06:14 PM EDT||
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Hilliard Munoz Gonzales LLP (HMG), a Texas law firm, filed a class-action suit — the first in the nation — against General Motors on behalf of victims, families and survivors of those injured or killed in crashes caused by a faulty ignition switch in eight GM models. It is believed that over 300 deaths have occurred because of the problem, which GM admits it has known about since 2004. GM recalled 1.6 million affected cars in February 2014, ten years after discovering the dangerous equipment failure.
The class action suit demands compensation for deaths and injuries and also directs GM to issue a personal advisory to every single owner of the affected vehicles telling them to immediately stop driving their recalled vehicle. The suit requires GM to pay for rental cars used by owners while their recalled vehicles are being repaired. It also asks for diminution of value for all the recalled vehicles.
Bob Hilliard of HMG is lead attorney in the action. He had this to say about the situation and the suit:
"Everyone who owns one of these recalled vehicles needs to park it now! When this defect occurs, the power steering will not work, the power brakes will not work, and the airbags will not deploy!
"Driving a recalled GM vehicle is like carrying a stick of dynamite with a slow-burning fuse. When it goes off it will be sudden, violent and deadly."
Hilliard Munoz Gonzales LLP (HMG) specializes in mass torts, personal injury, product liability, commercial and business litigation, and wrongful death. The firm has won approximately $100,000,000 in settlements and verdicts for its clients. Hilliard Munoz Gonzales LLP has been successfully representing clients in the United States and Mexico since 1986.
HMG is actively seeking to represent other victims of GM's defective vehicles.
SOURCE Hilliard Munoz Gonzales LLP
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