GM compensation program has now 4 more death claims

Article by Christian Andrei, on December 17, 2014

Sixty-four more claims for compensation from a defective ignition switch in General Motors vehicles were filed last week, according to a report by lawyer Kenneth Feinberg, who heads the carmaker’s compensation program. As of December 12, 2014, GM’s compensation program had received a total of 2,326 claims for compensation -- 251 claims for deaths, 156 claims for catastrophic injuries and 1,919 for less-serious injuries requiring hospitalization -- bringing the total claims count to.

The program has determined that four more death claims were eligible for compensation, bringing the total to 42 deaths, seven severe injuries and 51 other injuries. Of the received claims, 306 claims had been determined as ineligible and 445 were under review.

Feinberg’s report also disclosed that 568 claims failed to submit sufficient paperwork or evidence while 907 documents had no documentation at all.

GM tapped Feinberg to manage an out-of-court compensation program that will pay claims on behalf of people injured or killed because of the faulty ignition switch. GM has allocated $400 million for the program, which could be increased later on.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

Nearly all details have been set with regards to the upcoming market introduction of the new Jaguar I-Pace. Its production version was recently previewed at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto...
by - December 8, 2016
WM Motor, a new China-based automaker, recently revealed its forthcoming lineup consisting of affordable electric vehicles. While there is a company is the U.S. that has the same name, they...
by - December 8, 2016
Even when Aston Martin has been mum about the upcoming AM-RB 001 hypercar, Marek Reichman at least has something new to say. In a recent interview with Australia’s Motoring, the...
by - December 8, 2016
The people at Mercedes-Benz are rejoicing. This is simply because for the first time since 1979, Mercedes-Benz has assembled 20,000 – and still counting – examples of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class....
by - December 8, 2016
When Donkervoort Automobielen BV unveiled its Donkervoort D8 GTO-RS limited edition in May 2016, customer interest has been so overwhelming that the Lelystad, Netherlands-based carmaker sold out this one-of-a-kind vehicle...
by - December 8, 2016
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries