Two weeks ago, GM announced that it would be recalling approximately 370,000 of its 2014 trucks due to the fact that they carry a significant risk of overheating and, in turn, causing fires. The specific trucks affected by this massive GM recall include the 2014 Chevy Silverados and the GMC Sierra full-size trucks.
According to GM, the recalled trucks have issues with their software, and these problems have been directly responsible for causing at least 8 truck fires to date. GM was quick to point out, however, that:
- All of the truck fires occurred in areas experiencing cold weather, so the damage to the surroundings was minimal.
- There have not yet been any reported injuries or deaths associated with these truck fires.
GM plans on notifying owners of the recalled trucks of this fire risk via mail within the coming weeks. In this written notification, GM will be instructing vehicle owners to take their trucks to a specified auto repair shop to have the software problems fixed for free. Until owners of the recalled trucks are able to get the software problems fixed, they are instructed to not leave their car idling unattended for any period of time.
Individuals who have been injured in a truck fire caused by these software issues – or who have been injured due to any vehicle equipment defect will:
- Likely have a claim against the vehicle and/or equipment manufacturer
- Can obtain compensation for their injuries and losses by working with an experienced car accident and product liability attorney.
Contacting the Boulder County Car Accident Lawyers at the Cederberg Law Firm
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident – or if you have lost a loved one in a motor vehicle accident, contact the Boulder County car accident lawyers at the Cederberg Law Firm by calling us at 303-499-0449 or emailing us using the form at the right-hand side of the screen.
For more than 35 years, our esteemed legal professionals have been successful at securing results and compensation for people who have been seriously injured in car accidents and other types of traffic accidents. Having handled countless cases, our attorneys have a deep understanding of the law, as well as the legal experience you need, and we can fiercely defend your rights in any legal setting. In fact, while we are aggressive litigators in court, we are also skilled negotiators outside of court. This makes our trusted lawyers a formidable force that will not back down until you secure the maximum possible compensation for your injuries, expenses and losses.
At the Cederberg Law Firm P.C., you will not be handed off to a paralegal or assistant. You will receive personal attention and professional service from an experienced lawyer who cares about you and who is dedicated to providing you with superior legal services at every stage of your case. In addition to offering free initial consults and contingency fee options, our lawyers make hospital visits to ensure that you have access to the legal support you need – whenever you need it.