Volkswagen has been in the news over the past few months for the worst possible reasons. A new class-action lawsuit is forming against Volkswagen over charges the automaker has been rigging vehicles to hide the levels of emissions they produce.
Many consumers purchased Volkswagen cars that were advertised as “clean diesel,” only to find out some Volkswagon models produced unlawful carbon emissions up to 40 times the pollution allowed.
While Volkswagen admitted its wrongdoing and set aside $7.3 billion to cover fines from this scandal, this lawsuit is far from being over. Volkswagon recalls are likely to continue, though there are no immediate actions required by the owners of Volkswagon models. This is where the attorneys at Viles & Beckman, P.A. step in.
Volkswagon Models Affected
Numerous models have been affected by this Volkswagon recall, including:
- Volkswagen Beetle: 2009-2015 model years
- Volkswagen Golf: 2009-2015 model years
- Volkswagen Jetta: 2009-2015 model years
- Volkswagen Passat: 2014-2015 model years
- Audi A3: 2009-2015 model years
Why File a Product Liability Lawsuit?
Volkswagon promised the consumers of the aforementioned vehicles that despite the vehicles burning diesel, they would be a cleaner vehicle that would not cause as much environmental impact. However, this was a lie and as a result, they are being held accountable for their deceptive and negligent actions through legal means. Volkswagon owes the EPA billions in damages caused by the negative environmental impact caused by their products and face criminal charges as well for their deception. As a consumer, you too have been wronged and have suffered damages if you have purchased one of the vehicles that Volkswagon has recalled.
Volkswagon has attempted to rectify their mistake by having their vehicles recalled to undergo corrective repairs but this does not undo all the damage that their actions have caused. Consumers that have purchased recalled Volkswagon products stand to suffer damages in the form of the reduced value of their vehicle. In addition to this, the vehicle will not operate with the same fuel efficiency as Volkswagon promised meaning more gas expense. The car may also simply not perform as well after it receives recall repairs to fix issues with the emissions. You are entitled to the right to receive compensation for these damages and can do so with the assistance of the experienced attorneys of Viles & Beckman.
Our Volkswagon Recall Attorneys
Viles & Beckman, P.A., was the first law firm in the U.S. to file class-action suits against major manufacturers, including the diet drug Phen-Fen, and helped lead the way on the defective tire recall of Ford/Firestone. They are no stranger for taking on difficult, high-profile class-action suits.
Maria Alaimo, an Attorney for Viles & Beckman states “Mr. Viles and Mr. Beckmam have been doing class actions from the very beginning, and we are a very consumer-oriented firm.”
With that in mind, Marcus Viles and Michael Beckman will continue to represent victims of the Volkswagon recall and are still signing up clients for this claim.
If you are the owner of a 2009-2015 Volkswagen Jetta, 2009-2015 Beetle, 2009-2015 Golf, 2014-2015 Passat or 2009-2015 Audi A3, Viles & Beckman invites you to contact the firm at (239) 334-3933 or to determine your consumer rights.
About the Author of this Page: The above information was written or reviewed by one of the attorneys at Viles & Beckman LLC who have a combined experience of nearly 60 years: Marcus Viles, Michael Beckman or Maria Alaimo. The information provided in this article comes from years of experience trying legal cases outside and inside courtrooms throughout Florida along with extensive research.