The Arkansas car accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Alan Levar, which serves the communities in and around Little Rock, are watching the interest as Volkswagen attempts to the stem the growing public outrage in response to the revelation that the company has been cheating on its vehicles’ diesel engine emissions tests.
“We understand that owners of the cars affected by the emissions compliance issues are upset,” the German car company said recently on newly-launched consumer website.
The debacle could affect more than 11 million Volkswagen owners worldwide, according to The Associated Press. So far, Volkswagen has earmarked $7.3 million to cover expenses related to the blossoming scandal. But auto industry watchers wager that the company will need to spend much more than that to bring all of its vehicles into compliance with clean air regulations in the United States. The company also is likely to face numerous class-action lawsuits from consumers who argue that the emissions problem will negatively impact the value of their vehicles.
But the real nut for Volkswagen to crack going forward will be appeasing regulators, who are now investigating how deep the Volkswagen conspiracy runs, and consumers at the same time.
If you’re a driver in Arkansas who feels that this or any other major car industry scandal impacted you personally, you owe it to yourself to seek experienced, insightful legal advice from an Arkansas accident attorney. You can reach the Little Rock-area injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Alan LeVar online or by telephone to schedule your free case consultation: (888) 220-7068.