Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Veteran personal injury lawyers will represent owners and drivers in actions alleging defective General Motors vehicles
SOUTHFIELD, MI (PRWEB) July 23, 2014
Sommers Schwartz, Michigan’s premier contingency-based personal injury law firm, today announced the formationof its GM Recall Litigation Team lead by veteran trial lawyers Jason J. Thompson and Samuel A. Meklir.
The two possess more than 50 years of experience representing people injured in serious motor vehicle accident cases, and together will manage a group of attorneys, nurses, paralegals, and investigators skilled in evaluating and pursuing automotive recall-related claims.
“Too many people hurt in accidents involving GM cars had no way of knowing that the alleged ignition defect or other issues may have played a role, which makes having a seasoned motor vehicle injury lawyer on their side so critical,” said Mr. Meklir. “In forming the GM Recall Litigation Team, we’ve given our clients the resources, staff, and expertise to determine whether GM is responsible and to help them take appropriate action.”
Although General Motors announced that it will establish a compensation fund for victims to recover for their injuries without having to go to court, Mr. Thompson advises people to nevertheless consider retaining an attorney to represent them. “Out-of-court funds have become popular in recent years and can be a worthwhile alternative to litigation, but navigating that process is by no means easy and requires careful attention to the fine print. We’ve already identified problems in the program and are making sure none of our clients will be taken advantage of if they choose to participate.”
Persons injured either while driving or riding in a General Motors vehicle, or when struck by a General Motors vehicle, are encouraged to contact Sommers Schwartz’s GM Recall Litigation Team immediately at (248) 355- 0300. Certain restrictions may limit the time in which plaintiffs have to file their actions or take part in the compensation fund.