General Motors Informative - Spontaneous airbag deployment
DALLAS, TEXAS -- I had a 2004 Chevy Tahoe and last February (2006)the airbags deployed with no warning upon starting my vehicle. I sustained burns and bruising on my face, neck and chest, shoulder and neck pain, and a near miscarriage (I was 10 weeks pregnant). Thankfully the burns and bruising healed and my torn placenta from the impact healed as well. I am still having migraines and numbness down my left arm. I get treatments for my neck and back weekly and about to undergo a MRI ordered my a spinal surgeon. Because of the stress, missed work and the inability to fulfill my teaching/coaching duties my district did not renew my contract. I am working with a rep from ESIS (GM's claims) but it is going very slowly. Does anyone have any experience with this situation? They did buy back my Tahoe and gave us some cash for settlement on the car so that we can get back into a vehicle for the same payment. I am fighting with them on my medical settlement. They are wanting me to settle on my son (he's almost 10 mo now) but I know he is entitled to a claim until he is 18. My dealership could not have been more helpful in this situation but GM is giving us the run around and is trying to settle for far less than my medical treatment has totaled so far. I hate to go to court, I am NOT a suit-happy person but I should be entitled to compensation. I have medical bills that are piling up and I lost a years worth of work because I was due when the next school year started and couldn't find a new position.
Please if you have any information or advice it is most welcome.