Chrysler and GM Leaving Accident Victims Behind
The auto manufacturer bailout not only cost the taxpayers, it cost dozens of auto accident victims their promised compensation. The bailout allowed for the auto companies to completely absolve themselves of their legal responsibilities, thus leaving victims in lawsuits prior to the manufacturer’s bankruptcy with no forthcoming compensation. Even though these victims won their suits and were promised compensation for injuries and damages, the chances they will ever receive what’s owed are slim.
One couple who sued for wrongful death of their infant son war awarded $23 million in compensation. However, the bail out effectively terminated their lawsuit which claimed the auto manufacturer negligence. Plaintiffs can still seek compensation from the auto companies bankruptcy estate, but the compensation will be considerably less, thus not covering for certain damages, injuries, medical bills or lost wages.
If you are the victim of an accident in which a court found GM, Chrysler or any other auto company as negligent, be sure to contact a personal injury attorney at your earliest convenience. Just because the companies have been bailed out it doesn’t mean they should or will be completely absolved of their negligent wrong doings. A good personal injury attorney can help you recover the compensation you deserve.