December 9th, 2015|
Earlier this year, independent researchers discovered millions of vehicles manufactured by Volkswagen (VW) were equipped with a device that cheated emissions tests. As a result, resale values of recalled vehicles were affected. The Nashville defective products lawyers at Ponce Law explain that this prompted the company to devise a plan for compensating owners of affected vehicles.
Yahoo! Autos reports that VW is offering incentive packages to owners of recalled VW diesel vehicles that includes a $500 gift certificate, a $500 discount on any new VW vehicle they decide to purchase, and three years of roadside assistance services. In addition, VW covering any of the costs associated with getting vehicles to meet current emission laws.
Many say the compensation being offered is far from covering the expenses related to the loss of vehicles’ values. Two U.S. senators stated the company should be offering a buyback option and owners of affected vehicles should also have the right to take legal action against VW. Civil litigation has already been filed in several states, including a Tennessee Volkswagen recall class action lawsuit.
At Ponce Law, we are hopeful that each citizen affected by the VW emissions scandal finds a resolution to the losses they are facing.
May 27th, 2015|
Defective Car Part Recalls
Recalls are launched to correct safety issues that are discovered after cars go on sale. Recently, several such recalls have been in the headlines, including one of the largest in our nation’s history.
GM Ignition Switch Recall
In February 2015, General Motors (GM) initiated a recall of roughly 800,000 vehicles due to problems with the ignition switch that allowed vehicles to shut off while in motion. This resulted in drivers losing control of their vehicles, and in many cases, crashing. Reports indicate hundreds of accidents were linked to the problem, resulting in 19 fatalities.
The GM ignition switch recall prompted more than 700 lawsuits from victims from across the United States.
Takata Airbag Recall
Last week, auto parts manufacturer Takata Corp. launched a recall of 34 million vehicles after it was discovered the company’s airbags can cause metal shards to be hurled towards passengers in the event of a crash. The Detroit Free Press reports that as many as six deaths and 100 injuries have been linked to the problem.
Those whose lives have been affected by an injury caused by a defective vehicle or part may not know where to turn for help. Our Nashville defective product lawyers at Ponce Law suggest accident victims speak with a qualified legal representative about the questions or concerns you have.