Hoverboard Accidents Lawyer in Toledo, OH
Toledo Product Liability Attorney
Hoverboards – the popular two-wheeled, self-balancing electric scooters
– grew in popularity in the 2015 holiday season. It is no coincidence
that a surge of hoverboard accident reports were soon to follow. Studies
found that most of the products were manufactured to no safety standard
and received no official inspections, prompting online and traditional
retailers to yank the defective products off their shelves.
There are two major defects with hoverboards of virtually all brands and makes:
Balance issues: Hoverboards have been marketed as “smart” and “self-balancing”
and requiring very little effort from the rider to stay upright. Without
warning, the balancing gyros and servos can malfunction, tossing the hoverboard
in a random directly and bucking the user off violently.
Battery fires: If overcharged or used normally in bright sunlight, hoverboard batteries
have been known to suddenly burst into hot flames. People have suffered
burn injuries to their legs and feet, and millions in property damage
have been reported so far after the devices caught fire within consumer homes.
For many consumers, the action came too late and they had already suffered
serious injuries caused directly by a malfunctioning hoverboard. Even
after the news broke, hoverboards are still sold by private retailers,
most often by temporary mall kiosks. Negligence on part of the initial
manufacturers of hoverboards and the groups that continue to sell them
despite the hazard warnings can cause a wide range of user injuries.
Injuries reported frequently in hoverboard accidents include:
Have you been hurt while using a hoverboard? Schedule a
free consultation with our
Toledo personal injury lawyer today to learn your legal rights.
You Deserve Total Compensation
The companies that produced the vast majority of hoverboards have done
so with complete knowledge that their products were not being tested or
constructed to any appropriate standard. Such gross negligence cannot
be allowed to continue in the marketplace, or else similar products are
sure to cause similar harm in future years.
When we handle your lawsuit, our Toledo product liability attorneys will
want to seek compensation that includes:
- Hospital bills
- Rehabilitation programs
- Repair or replacement to property
- Lost wages
Sometimes the only way to make negligent companies listen is to go for
their profits and sue them for damages incurred form their products.