As the actions of Volkswagen have come to light, many consumers and those with Volkswagen vehicles are left wondering what kind of legal recourse they have, to seek damages against the company. It’s still unclear how litigation in the Volkswagen matter will unfold at this point. Cases like this, however, generally result in large settlements and compensation for consumers who were misled or sold a product under false pretenses.
At the Law Office of John W. Redmann, L.L.C., our New Orleans car accident lawyers are experienced in representing consumers and individuals who have suffered due to corporate greed or other attempts by businesses to profit by deception. Our product liability attorneys have the experience and skill needed to handle claims against Volkswagen, and our team of Volkswagen claim lawyers is already working on legal strategies to represent the interests of those affected.
This type of compensation can include partial refunds of purchase prices paid, since the vehicles promised certain qualities, like cleaner fuel burning, and better efficiency, that simply did not exist. Additional claims that may be brought against the company include mental anguish, stress, aggravation and inconvenience — as well as simply being the victim of a fraud perpetrated out of greed, rather than simple negligence.
These awards could amount to as much or more than any partial refund and include:
Volkswagen officials and management took intentional and outrageous steps to trick and deceive consumers and the EPA. By cheating testing standards, they knowingly sold consumers these vehicles under false pretenses.
This means that those who purchased the vehicles in question could be eligible for punitive damages and compensation. The state of Louisiana does not award such punitive damages, but these consumers could qualify for punitive damages under federal laws.
Cars that may be affected include:
If you were sold a vehicle affected by the Volkswagen scandal, please call our law offices today to learn your options and how we can assist you in recovering maximum damages. Call (504) 500-5000 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation.
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