Thomas J. Henry Receives Thousands of Responses in GM Recall Investigation
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (May 16, 2014) — Since launching their Nationwide GM Recall Investigation and Media Campaign, Thomas J. Henry has received thousands of stories from individuals affected by the recall of 2.6 million GM vehicles with defective ignition switches.
The “My Recall Story” campaign used TV, web, and social media to reach out to Americans affected by the recall encouraging vehicle owners, mechanics, former GM employees, and anyone else who came in contact with these cars to come forward with their stories.
“We asked America for help and America answered,” lead GM recall attorney Thomas J. Henry stated.
“We have gotten stories from people involved in crashes, mechanics who worked on the cars, former employees, and family members. While GM may not be willing to reveal the truth about these defective cars, the company cannot keep this quiet – too many others are willing to come forward and do the right thing,” he added.
Quotes from “My Recall Story” Campaign
Since launching the campaign in late March, Thomas J. Henry, the nationwide injury firm handling a majority of the GM recall injury and death cases from across the U.S., received thousands of stories from individuals affected by the GM ignition switch recall. Excerpts from their stories can be viewed online at the My Recall Story Portal (myrecallstory.com.)
GM Recall Affects Company Perception
According to YouGov's BrandIndex, which conducts daily polls to gauge consumer's perception of brands, GM's brand perception or “Buzz Score” took a nosedive in mid-April, after the company issued recalls for defective ignition switches in millions of Chevy, Pontiac, and Saturn vehicles.
According to BrandIndex, GM's “Buzz Score” dropped to -15 on March 25 from a +8 on Feb. 12. This was reportedly the auto-maker's worst score in three years, even lower than that during the company's 2012 bankruptcy bailout.
Thomas J. Henry Files Lawsuit on Behalf of Family
Thomas J. Henry is currently representing individuals affected by the GM recall and have filed numerous lawsuits on behalf of victims and their families. Most recently, the firm filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the families of two teens killed in a Saturn Ion accident in 2005.
Excerpt from the lawsuit (Filed in Jefferson County, Texas Cause No. B-195717):
“On September 6, 2005, Emma Dyer was driving with her friend Anthony Harmon in the 2005 Saturn Ion on a Texas roadway in Jefferson County. It was a clear and dry evening on a straight section of an east/west 2-lane roadway. As Emma was traveling east on the roadway she suddenly lost the ability to steer or control her vehicle. Emma's vehicle left the roadway, entered a grassy area and crashed into a nearby canal. Emma and Anthony drowned in the vehicle.”
About Thomas J. Henry
Thomas J. Henry is a national injury firm representing GM recall victims in nearly every stated in the U.S. The firm is currently representing nearly 800 people who died, family members who lost loved ones, serious injury victims, and others harmed by the GM ignition switch recall.
One of the largest personal injury firms in the United States, Thomas J. Henry has been representing injured victims nationwide for more than 25 years. The firm specializes in wrongful death, on the job injury, child injury, pharmaceutical litigation, product liability, catastrophic injury, and company vehicle and 18-wheeler accident cases.
The firm was recently recognized by the National Law Journal for having one of the Top 100 verdicts in the country in 2013 and by Texas Lawyer for having three of the top Texas verdicts for the year. These cases involved work injuries and company vehicle accidents. This comes on the heels of winning the number one back injury verdict in the country in 2012.