Judge Denies GM's Attempt to Avoid First Ignition Switch Trial

A federal judge in Manhattan has rejected GM’s attempt to dismiss allegations in the first civil trail it will face for its faulty ignition switches. According to GM, the plaintiff cannot prove it was a faulty ignition switch that caused his injury. US District Court Judge Jesse Furman is on record as saying that appeal “fails as a matter of law.”

The trial is set to start this month and will likely test the legal boundaries of the still pending 217 wrongful death and personal injury cases GM is currently facing.

Lawsuits involving defective vehicles always face the uphill battle of proving the defect itself caused an accident or exacerbated injury. In some cases, such as those involving defective seatbelts or airbags, this is fairly straightforward. In others however, finding connections can be more complex. This is just one of several reasons you need an experienced car accident attorney on your side immediately following injury.

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