Auto accident caused by mechanical issues kills Georgia woman

In a recent tragic car accident, a Georgia woman died because of a mechanical issue in the car. The accident took place a few years ago but is now coming to national attention because of a large recall on a particular make and model vehicle that was announced this month. It is believed that the woman's auto accident was caused by an ignition failure that occurred while she was driving.

General Motors has announced a nationwide recall on over one million Chevy Cobalts. This is what the Georgia woman was driving when she lost control of her vehicle while traveling at approximately 60 miles per hour. GM says that the issues in the Cobalt have been connected with 31 crashes, resulting in 13 fatalities.

The woman was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the accident but there is nothing she could have done when her ignition failed. Evidence from the crash indicates that the ignition stopped working while the car was in motion. Sadly, the woman's airbag did not deploy in the accident, and she died from serious injuries. GM has been named in a lawsuit filed after the accident. Lawyers for the family maintain that the company knew about the issue before releasing the vehicles and could have fixed the safety issue for minimal costs.

It is not clear at this time if the family has been offered a settlement for the auto accident. They are taking legal action against General Motors and have stated that they are trying to prevent any similar accidents from happening in the future. It is possible that this family could receive compensation for the wrongful death of their young family member in this preventable auto accident fatality.

Source:, Ga. woman killed in crash where GM ignition failed, Melissa Burden, Feb. 27, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Mr. Teiger, Thank you very much for your time and results. I will definitely recommend you & your firm to anyone who wants to be treated professionally courteously and needs results.Hope all is well.Again...thank you. Regards, Paul L.

msg iconEmail Us For a Response

When you have legal questions or concerns, contact our team at Teiger Law Center, P.C., by calling 678-374-7645, 800-780-2275 or reach us via email by completing our online contact form. From our Cumming and Alpharetta law offices, we represent clients in the Atlanta metro and throughout north Georgia.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Cumming Office
514 West Maple Street
Suite 101
Cumming, GA 30040

Toll Free: 866-726-2153
Phone: 678-374-7645
Fax: 770-406-8858
Cumming Law Office Map

Alpharetta Office
12600 Deerfield Parkway, Suite 100
Alpharetta, GA 30004

Toll Free: 800-780-2275
Phone: 678-374-7645
Fax: 770-406-8858
Map & Directions