Volkswagen and others to blame for thousands of early deaths, experts say
We have noted before that experts say German automakers, like Volkswagen who have been caught out cheating emissions testing, are responsible for additional early deaths as a result of the extra pollution they caused.
Former government chief scientist, Sir David King, literally stated that they have “blood on their hands“; so, what’s being done about it? Are companies like Volkswagen going to be punished like they deserve to be?
In America, Volkswagen has already been heavily punished through fines and compensation schemes as a result of their cheat device scandal and the affect it had in the US.
Here in the UK, they’re not facing the same punishments, which is why the pending class action we’re involved in is incredibly important.
We are confident that we will win the action against Volkswagen here in the UK, where we are representing thousands of affected consumers.
Not only do we fully believe that consumers are entitled to compensation, and that there is a legal case to answer for, but we also wholeheartedly believe that VW should be punished. When it comes to punishing the 11th biggest company in the world, there is really only one sure-fire way of doing it: you have to hit them where it hurts, which is usually in the pocket.
At the end of the day, Volkswagen has profited from their actions. They put profits before people when they decided to ignore important emissions regulations by cheating.
This is not acceptable!
The emissions laws are there for a very good reason: to limit the amount of NOx in our air. Yet, VW seemed to think they were above the law and so ‘designed and fitted cheat devices’ in their vehicles to sell more cars claiming they were “eco-friendly” when they were actually polluting the environment with more NOx emissions.
The experts have had their say, and they say that Volkswagen has “bloods on its hands“. We intend to make sure they pay for their actions.
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