Chevy Cobalt Injury Risks
Recently, General Motors (GM) has revealed troubling information relating to model year 2005-07 Chevrolet Cobalts, as well as 2007 Pontiac G5s. According to the company, these vehicles have been involved in a number of serious accidents in which problems with the ignition switch led to vehicles suddenly losing power, resulting in drivers losing control over their vehicles, and airbags failing to deploy. As a result, many Cobalt and G5 drivers may currently be at risk of suffering serious injuries in an accident.
No one should have to pay for the costs of an injury caused by mechanical problems with their car. If you have been the victim of injuries caused by a defective Chevy Cobalt, the attorneys at the Auto Defects know what types of struggles you may be going through, and we work to help injury victims fight for the compensation they may deserve.
Injury Risks Associated with Recalled Chevy Cobalts
The problems arising from the defective ignition switches in some model year Chevy Cobalts and Pontiac G5s can put drivers and passengers at risk of suffering serious harm in a number of different ways. For one, the potential for an unexpected loss of power can substantially increase the likelihood of an accident occurring. When the driver is faced with a sudden loss of power, this can result in front-end (frontal collision), side impact collisions, being rear ended by others, single car accidents with a pole or tree, or even a rollover. Furthermore, the failure of airbags to deploy can result in much more serious injuries should any of these accidents occur.
In addition to these problems, side impact accidents, in which the vehicle is struck by another driver from the side, can be exacerbated by this problem. GM did not include side-impact air curtains as standard features in vehicles until 2008, and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) rates the passenger safety for these vehicles that do not include this feature as poor. Combined with the likelihood of airbags failing to deploy because of problems with the ignition switch, side-impact accidents in these vehicles can dramatically increase the risk of head, neck, and brain injuries.
Contact a Chevy Cobalt Injury Attorney
If you have been injured in any way as a result of problems with your Chevy Cobalt, we can help. Contact the lawyers at the Auto Defects today at to learn more about what we can do for you in this difficult situation to help you pursue the compensation you need.