General Motors reveals total injuries and deaths to 393 due to faulty ignition switches

General Motors reveals total injuries and deaths to 393 due to faulty ignition switches
author image Nikhil Puthran
Wednesday 22 July 2015, 09:00 AM

General Motors' faulty ignition switches were responsible for at least 124 deaths and 269 injuries, according to a fund set up to compensate victims. The fund, administered by attorney Kenneth Feinberg, updated the totals yesterday. The death toll didn't grow from the previous week, but there were three additional injuries.

General Motors reveals total injuries and deaths to 393 due to faulty ignition switches

Victims' families are being offered compensation of at least USD 1 million each. The fund has finished processing the 4,342 claims it received by the Jan. 31 deadline. Of those, 84 per cent, or 3,664, were deemed ineligible. Feinberg is waiting for additional documentation for 285 claims. Fund spokeswoman Camille Biros says 319 compensation offers have been made so far and 227 have been accepted. Six have been rejected. GM recalled 2.6 million Chevrolet Cobalts and other small cars last year but acknowledged it knew about the ignition switch problems for more than a decade.

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