Over four million vehicles are being recalled by one of the largest car manufacturers, General Motors (GM). 3.6 million of the recalled vehicles are in the United States. After several reports of injuries, GM is working to fix the defective airbag software found in the 2014-2017 Buick, Chevrolet, GMC, and Cadillac models.
Each of the affected General Motors’ vehicles contains a sensing and diagnostic module that detects the vehicle’s movements. The module should be able to detect and take the necessary safety measures when the vehicle is involved in a crash. However, GM recently stated that the car can go into “test mode.” Though this is rare, it prevents the air bags from deploying and the seatbelt pretentions from tightening, upon impact. One death and at least three injuries have already been reported.
This is not the first recall that GM has initiated due to faulty air bag software. Firm partner, Benny Agosto, Jr., recently represented the family of a driver who died in a crash after his the air bags in his car failed to deploy. Mr. Agosto was able to secure a settlement for each client he represented, which served as just compensation for the physical and emotional injuries they sustained from the crash.
Benny Agosto, Jr. is a partner at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner in Houston, Texas. For over 60 years, Abraham Watkins has successfully represented injured people and families who fall victim to catastrophes. Our attorneys have the knowledge, experience and resources necessary to obtain just compensation their clients. If you have been injured by defective General Motors’ air-bags, please contact the office of Benny Agosto, Jr. at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner, by letter at 800 Commerce Street, Houston, Texas 77002, or by phone at (713) 222-7211.