GM Ignition Switch Death Toll Hits 84


The General Motors‘ ignition switch compensation fund has approved another four deaths.

The total deaths related to the recall of 2.6-million cars is now at 84. The fund also approved nine new injury claims, raising that number to 157 approved.

Of those 157, 11 are for serious injuries while 146 are for less severe injuries. According to Camille Biros, deputy GM ignition fund administrator, 126 offers have been made to those eligible and 93 have been accepted with five rejected. A total of 73 claims have been paid so far. When an offer is accepted, that family or individual gives up their right to sue General Motors.

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The GM compensation fund has received 4,342 claims with 475 of those being death claims. The fund is still going through 1,136 claims, including 73 death claims. Each death claim will pay out at least $1 million.

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Mike says:

And Government Motors gets to wite all this compensation off of their taxes. Horrible company.

Mike says:

I’m still trying to figure out why this is news. In over 10 years there have been 84 confirmed deaths due to this ignition switch failure. Between 2001 and 2010 there were 360,758 deaths on US highways. I’m not saying we should make light of these deaths, just that we’re focused on the wrong thing here. And no, I don’t work for GM nor have I ever worked for GM.