One Day After an Accident, GM Expanded the Ignition Switch Recall to Include Injured Driver’s HHR

Dennis Ward says he was involved in an accident after his HHR’s ignition switch shut off, causing a “sudden and unexpected power loss.” The next day, GM expanded its ignition switch recall to include his now totaled car.

He filed a lawsuit in October 2014, and while GM was able to get certain claims dismissed – some by taking personal shots at Ward – the case will move forward.

This comes after the Supreme Court ruled that GM can’t hide behind its “old GM vs new GM” defense. The company’s bankruptcy does not mean it can shed the hundreds of lawsuits its facing.