GM receives 57 more claims for ignition switch compensation, 4,237 total

Ignition switch claims for the General Motors Ignition Compensation Claims Resolution Facility continue to trickle in, despite the January 31 deadline. As long as documents are postmarked by that day, they are still accepted for consideration by Kenneth Feinberg and his team of attorneys. The lawyers received 57 more reports this week to bring the total to 4,237.

So far, 131 cases have been offered compensation. Over the course of the week ending on February 6, the number of eligible death claims increased to 52, one more than the previous report. The amount of accepted catastrophic injuries remained at eight and reports for less serious injuries grew to 71 people, two more than last week. The full document can be read in PDF format, here.

Even with the passing of the deadline, attorneys for GM still have quite a job ahead of them. The number of cases still under review stands at 1,143, which is 40 more than last week. Of those, 126 are to evaluate death claims, compared to 110 previously, and the rest are for injuries. Feinberg previously indicated that every person offered a settlement up to that point had accepted the money.

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