VW Owners Lawsuit
A VW owner’s lawsuit is an interesting example of the type of class action lawsuit available in the United States. It has to do a lot with the environmental laws that have been passed recently and the VW emissions scandal. The question at hand is, can a company like Volkswagen be sued for damages due to emissions it made using diesel engines? What about the emissions that a VW produces when they run their cars? This article will look at this and see if it has merit.
The VW owners lawsuit revolves around a couple of different issues.
One is the emission levels at which VW operated their cars. They were found to have emitted more than allowable amounts into the atmosphere. The Environmental Protection Agency is looking into these emissions as well as other car manufacturers. A VW owner’s lawsuit is being filed by a group of people who believe that the company did not disclose this information until after it had already affected the price of fuel.
Another case deals with the replacement of VW car parts. There was a high demand for some car parts and VW did not have any available for replacement. When they realized this problem, they had to charge for these parts. Since VW did not provide any replacement parts, these owners are stuck replacing them on their own. It could be quite labor intensive.
A third case deals with injuries.
Several drivers who use VW cars have reported painful back, neck and leg injuries. Some have permanent scars as well. VW failed to take care of their customers in this way and it is therefore negligence. They have known about these injuries for years and have done nothing about them.
There are a number of factors that will determine how successful you will be in a VW owner’s lawsuit. The first factor is the size of the vehicle and the second is if it is a diesel engine or a gasoline engine. If it is a diesel engine, you will most likely have a better chance of success because of the more defects that will be exposed in a diesel engine.
The last factor is the car’s design. Some designs are more prone to mishaps than others and this could be one of the reasons why more owners to file a suit. So, if you are planning to file a case, make sure that you know which car you have affected.