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Families of GM victims unsure whether to accept compensation

GM outlined on June 30 its plans for a compensation package that would entitle each victim’s family to a minimum of $1 million in a settlement. The caveat stipulates that those who accept the settlement package would no longer be able to pursue a case against the company in court, the Journal Sentinel reported.

Despite the offer, some families remain unsure about their course of action. Earlier this year, the families of three victims of the defective ignition switch, two of which died and one whom suffered brain damage, filed a lawsuit against GM. Now that the compensation package has been offered, they will discuss the situation with their attorney in order to make an informed decision about whether or not to continue pursuing the lawsuit.

Megan Phillips, 17, was driving the car in Minneapolis in 2006 when it stalled, causing her to swerve into trees on the side of the road. The airbags did not deploy and the girls were not wearing seatbelts. Phillips sustained brain damage whereas her two passengers, 18-year-old Natasha Weigel and 15-year-old Amy Lynn Rademaker, were killed.

The attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. are dedicated to representing the victims of car crashes caused by defective vehicles. If you or a loved one has experienced this, our legal team may help you pursue compensation from negligent manufacturers. Call our Kenosha offices today at (262) 652-4900 to learn more.

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