GM Won't Limit Ignition Switch Crash Compensation - WLNS TV 6 Lansing - Jackson | Your Local News Leader

GM Won't Limit Ignition Switch Crash Compensation

Posted: Updated:

 

DETROIT (WLNS) - Kenneth Feinberg says there is no limit on the total amount he can pay people harmed in crashes caused by faulty General Motors ignition switches.

The nation's top compensation expert also says GM won't have any say in the amounts he can offer people, which could include drivers, passengers and even pedestrians.

GM recalled 2.6 million small cars this year, admitting that it knew for years that the cars' ignition switches can unexpectedly shut off the engine and cause drivers to lose control of their cars. The air bags are also disabled.

GM links 13 deaths to the problem, but trial lawyers and lawmakers say claims of wrongful death and injury could total in the hundreds.

Feinberg announced the terms of the compensation plan Monday in Washington.

Powered by WorldNow

2820 East Saginaw Street,
Lansing, MI  48912

Telephone: 517.372.8282
Fax: 517.372.1507
Email: webmaster@wlns.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Lansing, Inc. A Media General Company.