Emissions claims pay-outs
First published by Admin on February 24, 2021 in the following categories: Emissions News
The car models affected by emissions irregularities have been accumulating ever since the first car emissions scandal hit the headlines in 2015, in which Volkswagen was in the line of fire. In the legal actions that we have since launched, we believe that millions of potentially affected car owners could be entitled to significant emissions claims pay-outs, some of which may amount to tens of thousands of pounds.
The Car Emissions Lawyers were one of the first law firms to clamp down on manufacturers suspected of cheating emissions tests, pioneering the first High Court lawsuit against Volkswagen in England and Wales. We will not let any allegations of unethical practices slip under the radar, and we have now launched actions against Mercedes, Porsche, Jaguar Land Rover, Fiat, and Nissan and Renault.
If you think you may be eligible to claim, read on to find out about the amount of compensation you could be entitled to.
The car emissions group actions
Our numerous emissions group actions rest upon similar arguments and allegations: that car manufacturers may have been cheating emissions tests for several years by installing ‘defeat devices’ in cars.
The software could allow car systems to ‘recognise’ when the vehicle is in a testing environment, resulting in the vehicle producing lower emissions. However, outside of test conditions, they could produce volumes of pollutants that exceed regulatory limits.
In particular, affected diesel cars look to have been producing excessive NOx (nitrous oxide) emissions, which can be a danger to the environment and to human health.
Potential emissions claims pay-outs
If you have owned or leased a car model associated with emissions irregularities, victims may be eligible for significant emissions claims pay-outs.
One such piece of important legislation that can allow these claims to be in this region is the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 (CPUT). These regulations mean that some claimants could be entitled to compensation amounting to as much as 100% of the original price of their vehicle. We can apply this piece of legislation in our group actions because customers have been, in our view, unethically sold these cars on the basis that they were legal and safe to drive, when we allege that this is not the case at all
The alleged immoral practices of the suspected manufacturers may be considered as extremely severe breaches of the CPUT, due to the environmental and health-related dangers induced by excessive NOx emissions. In this kind of case, the court could award the full 100% sum which could mean that, in some cases, this could win our claimants tens of thousands of pounds in compensation each.
Of course, carmakers are strongly denying that they have done anything wrong. If we establish that they have, we will hold them to account.
Find out if you can claim now
If you think you may be eligible to claim now, simply enter a few details into our online claims form to find out if you can claim in seconds.
The Car Emissions Lawyers are pioneers of this specialist area of law, so we have the skills and knowledge to bring your emissions claim to fruition.
We are even able to offer No Win, No Fee representation to eligible claimants, such is our confidence in our ability to win emissions claims pay-outs for our clients. Join our fight for justice as we aim to hold car manufacturers to account for any unacceptable and misleading practices that are established.
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