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Families sue GM for fatal car accident caused by defects

In October of 2006 a Wisconsin car accident resulted in the death of Natasha Weigel, 18, and Amy Rademaker, 15, and the serious injury of Megan Phillips, 19. The families of all three girls are suing GM for the defective Chevy Cobalt that allegedly caused the accident.

The lawsuit claims that GM was negligent and withheld information about the model’s defective ignition switch. Faulty ignition switches can cause the vehicle’s engine to suddenly shut down while in operation. Additionally airbag deployment can be affected by defective ignition switches.

Each family is suing for $50,000. Phillips, who survived the accident, suffers from permanent brain damage.

If you have suffered in an accident caused by someone else, you should not be responsible for covering costs related to your injuries. The Habush Habush & Rottier attorneys represent Waukesha people who have suffered due to the negligence of others. To find out what legal service we could provide for you, call our offices at (262) 523-4700.


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