GM has approved 30 death claims in total
The General Motors ignition switch compensation fund announced on Monday that it has now approved 30 death and 31 injury claims in total, up from 29 death and 27 injury claims that had been approved as of last week, according to Reuters.
As of Friday, the total number of claims filed was 1,580, a 4% increase from the week prior. Of those claims, 193 were for deaths, up from 184, 102 were for serious injuries, up from 93, and 1,286 were for less-serious injuries, up from 1,240.
According to The Detroit News, General Motors expects to spend around $400 million on the claims, but believes that the number could reach as high as $600 million. The fund has said that of the 31 settlement offers that it has made so far to the victims and their families, at least 21 have been accepted.
Somewhere between 90 to 100 of the claims that have been made aren’t eligible for funding, according to the office of independent compensation adviser Kenneth Feinberg. The bulk of the claims are still being reviewed as people are asked to submit additional documentation in order to establish a link between car crashes and the faulty ignition switches.