General Motors Co. has hired Kenneth Feinberg, the nation's most well-known compensation expert, to pay people harmed in crashes caused by faulty ignition switches in older-model small cars. GM says it's trying to do the right thing by making the payments. The company says at least 54 crashes and 13 deaths were caused by the problem, but lawyers and lawmakers say there will be hundreds of claims. GM is recalling 2.6 million small cars from 2003-2011 due to the problem. Feinberg says there's no limit to the total amount he can pay, and GM can't overrule his decisions.
Here are details of the compensation plan announced by Feinberg on Monday:
WHO'S ELIGIBLE: Relatives of those killed in crashes. Drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and people in other cars involved in crashes with the GM vehicles who suffered serious physical injuries or relatives of people killed in crashes.