Companies that make material misrepresentations to consumers, whether it is intentional or inadvertent should be held responsible to the fullest extent of the law.
Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 08, 2012
According to the Washington D.C. lawyers of Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C, if you bought a 2011 - 2013 model year Hyundai or Kia, you might be entitled to compensation. Hyundai and Kia recently admitted that they overstated the fuel economy of 900,000 vehicles sold in the United States over the last two years (about one-third of the vehicles) sold in the United States through October 31, 2012.
The admission followed an investigation conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency due to consumer complaints about inflated mileage estimates on the window stickers of new Hyundai and Kia vehicles. The Washington D.C. class action lawyers of Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C are now offering free case evaluations on behalf of car owners who purchased a Kia or Hyundai during the 2 year time period.
“Companies that make material misrepresentations to consumers, whether it is intentional or inadvertent should be held responsible to the fullest extent of the law,” said Washington D.C. class action lawyer, Allan Siegel. “This is particular true when consumers rely on this information in making purchasing decisions.”
The Hyundai models with inflated mileage estimates include the Accent, Azera, Elantra, Genesis, Sonata, Tucson, Veloster and Santa Fe. The Kia models with inflated mileage estimates include the Optima, Rio, Sorento, Soul and Sportage. Hyundai and Kia said the errors were caused by procedural differences in their mileage tests compared to the EPA tests. The automakers also said they will reimburse current owners for extra fuel costs.
“The companies’ plan to reimburse the consumer is a step in the right direction but it may not adequately compensate consumers under laws available in their particular states. For example the District of Columbia Consumer Protection Procedures Act has specific remedies for holding companies who engage in misrepresentations responsible for their actions. It is important to talk to a lawyer to ensure all of these potential remedies are pursued,” said Siegel.
For over 40 years, Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C has helped victims in Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C. Car owners who purchased a 2011 through 2013 Hyundai or Kia vehicle are encouraged to contact the class action lawyers and the consumer fraud lawyers at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. to discuss the case. Consumers can contact an attorney by calling (202) 659-8600 and visiting their website at chaikinandsherman.com
About Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C.
The Law Offices of Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, & Siegel, P.C. represents clients in the Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia areas who have suffered serious personal injury due to another party’s negligence. The law firm also accepts qui tam cases on behalf of whistleblowers who report fraud against the government, ensuring the maximum whistleblower protections and seeking the best possible whistleblower rewards under the False Claims Act.
For over 40 years, the personal injury lawyers at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, & Siegel, P.C. have helped more than 10,000 victims of negligence seek and maximize the compensation they deserve for their personal injuries and losses. The firm’s three partners were all selected as 2011 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers.