What Evidence Do You Need to Make a Dieselgate Claim?

Our solicitors at Bingham Long have supported individuals impacted by the “dieselgate” scandal from the very start. We continue to litigate claims and hold manufacturers accountable for the harm they cause.

If you owned or leased a diesel vehicle, consult an experienced solicitor to see whether you have a claim. Our team has a record of successfully litigating emissions claims, particularly those involving Mercedes vehicles.

There are three types of documents you need to progress your dieselgate claim: 

  • Primary: These documents can include a garage or dealer purchase invoice, finance agreements, and lease agreements.
  • Secondary: These documents will depend on your specific circumstances and may add value to your claim.
  • Documentation about any emissions software fix: This documentation is helpful where relevant.

Once you have retained our services, we can assist with gathering evidence.

How Much Compensation Can You Receive for a Dieselgate Claim?

Many of those affected by dieselgate are entitled to thousands of pounds. These corporations have illegally participated in the emission of dangerously high levels of gases into the atmosphere by putting unlawful defeat devices in their diesel vehicles. Not only are the affected vehicles most likely worth less than our clients’ paid for them, but affected drivers may also recover higher fuel bills and maintenance costs.

Mercedes-Benz and their parent company face legal action across Europe and the United States after the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) discovered they had installed software into their diesel engines to cheat emissions testing. The illegal devices allowed Mercedes to provide an inaccurate result during testing on the amount of nitrogen oxide (NOx) emitted.

This crucial test was higher when driven on the road and was incompatible with EU regulatory requirements. Mercedes has been ordered to recall hundreds of thousands of their vehicles to remove the unlawful software, which they often featured in their AdBlue technology and claimed reduction of NOx emissions.

Why Choose Bingham Long?

Our dedicated solicitors care have zero tolerance for car manufacturers who lie to their customers. We have the knowledge, experience, and resources to help our clients obtain justice. If you want to uncover the truth about your emissions, our seasoned dieselgate solicitors are here to help. If you owned or leased a Mercedes vehicle, it is advisable to seek legal counsel.

Can You File a Claim if You Financed a Mercedes Vehicle?

You have the right to bring a claim provided that you leased an affected vehicle, you are the registered holder, and the finance agreement is in your name.

Can You File a Claim if You Have a Company Mercedes Vehicle?

Many motorists drive a company car. You can bring a claim if you owned or leased the vehicle and are named the registered keeper.

Can You Sell the Vehicle Before Settling Your Mercedes Diesel Claim?

You have the right to be a claimant even if you plan to sell your vehicle during proceedings. It helps if you have the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and copies of any documents you hold, including the finance agreement, invoice, and the identity of the purchaser of your vehicle and sale price.

Liverpool Dieselgate Solicitors at Bingham Long Can Fight for Your Rights and Best Interests

If you believe you have a dieselgate claim, contact our experienced Liverpool dieselgate solicitors at Bingham Long for a free consultation. Call us at 0151-318-6444 or contact us online. Located in Liverpool, Wallasey, and Birkenhead, we serve clients in Merseyside County.

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