Hoverboard Lawsuit: Have you been Injured?
You may have read the news about how Hoverboards have been catching fire for no apparent reason. You may have also seen videos of people falling off Hoverboards and sustaining injury. Suffering personal injury or losing your property in a fire is no laughing matter. If you have been injured or lost property in a fire as a result of a hoverboard, you may be able to file a Hoverboard claim, or even a Hoverboard lawsuit.
Of all the gifts given over the 2015 holiday season, Hoverboards were one of the hottest. Ebay reported that on Cyber Monday one Hoverboard was sold every 12 seconds. Since then, there have been hundreds of reports of riders taking dangerous spills, some even landing in the emergency room. The logical next step is to file a Hoverboard claim.
Amazon reportedly removed a majority of the listings for Hoverboards until sellers could provide assurance that the Hoverboards they offered for sale complied with current product safety requirements. Airlines began banning Hoverboards on board due to the potential fire hazard posed by batteries. The United States Postal Service has also banned Hoverboards on their air freight carriers.
United States Consumer Products Safety Commission Chairman, Elliot Kaye, stated, “CPSC field investigators are actively investigating hoverboard-related fires across the country and will open new cases as they come to our attention. We have purchased boards in the marketplace and we have taken possession of boards that caught fire.”
Several lawsuits involving Hoverboards have already been filed. Those injured by Hoverboards can file a Hoverboard lawsuit directly against the manufacturer and in some cases, against the retailer that sold the product. You must be able to prove that the Hoverboard was defective and the defect caused the injury or property loss.
If you or a family member has been injured or suffered property loss due to a Hoverboard, filing a Hoverboard lawsuit may be the answer. It is critical that you seek the advice and counsel of an experienced personal injury attorney in order to ensure that your rights are protected and you recover what you may be entitled to. At Sanders.Law, we hold accountable manufacturers and retailers of dangerous and defective products. Contact our Hoverboard lawsuit attorneys in Kansas City, Missouri today for a free consultation.