As we make our way through spring, Kenneth Feinberg, the individual overseeing victim compensation on behalf of General Motors, and his office still have plenty of work to do in regards to the 4,342 claims for compensation his office has received.
The latest update on the General Motors ignition-switch saga sees the death toll rise to 90, according to information from Automotive News. That number is up from 87 just a week ago. The number of approved injury claims has now risen to 163, up from 157 one week prior.
The report continues to cite 11 of the total injury claims as serious injuries such as quadriplegia, paraplegia, double amputation, permanent brain damage or pervasive burns. The other 152 injuries have been categorized as less-serious injuries.
As of this writing, no party has refused the compensation sum offered by General Motors. By agreeing to the compensation, parties effectively forfeit their right to sue GM. Of the total 4,432 claims, 253 have been deemed eligible for compensation. Feinberg’s office has 997 claims yet to process, meaning, we can expect this number to continue rising through the summer months.