What’s the Problem?
May 14, 2018 – The New York Times report found that since 2006, at least 28 people have died and 45 others suffered serious injuries from carbon monoxide poisoning after they thought they had turned off their vehicles.
Keyless ignition allows drivers to start their vehicles, either remotely or while seated in the car, by pressing a button, while an electronic key fob remains in their pocket or purse. The technology first entered the U.S. market in the early 2000s, and continues to be popular on higher-end vehicles, despite having several potential major vulnerabilities.
In 2015, a class action lawsuit alleged at least 13 carbon monoxide-related deaths associated with keyless ignition cars. That suit was dismissed in September 2016.
In addition to the fatalities, at least 45 people reported severe injuries from carbon monoxide inhalation, which has been linked to brain damage and other potentially permanent health conditions.
Do I Have a Keyless Car Carbon Monoxide Class Action Lawsuit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in keyless car carbon monoxide lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you were injured by carbon monoxide poisoning after leaving a keyless car running, or if a loved one died, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.