A descendant of the Segway, hoverboards, also called self-balancing scooters, have become quite popular since their recent release. When they were first released, hoverboards were expensive, but more recently they have dropped in price; in fact, many models are marketed as toys and sold through toy retailers. Some hoverboard owners have taken riding to the next level by performing tricks in a fashion similar to skateboarders, while others simply see hoverboards as a fast, convenient, way to travel. Despite their popularity, there are safety concerns associated with hoverboards. Malfunctions, defective equipment, and improper use have all lead to property damage and hoverboard injuries. If you have suffered property damage or a personal injury due to a hoverboard, do not hesitate to contact the KC Road Lawyers hoverboard attorney.
Since hoverboards do not feature a handle, rider falls are a major concern. Excellent balance and reflexes are required to stay vertical on a hoverboard. Even with great balance, product defects can cause hoverboards to shift suddenly. Without helmets and pads, someone riding a hoverboard risks head injuries, broken bones, sprains, abrasions, contusions, and other serious injuries. Even when safety gear is used, injuries are still possible. As is the case with similar devices, such as skate boards, these risks must be taken seriously. Injuries can result in permanent disability or time away from work.
Defective Hoverboard Batteries
Another recent concern about hoverboards is battery safety. During use, defective hoverboard batteries can overheat: causing burns or fires. After several reports of hoverboard batteries that caught on fire, exploded, or started smoking while they were charging, several manufacturers issued recalls. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has reported numerous fires caused by unsafe batteries. Many of these products were released with unsafe design specs, meaning you could be eligible for compensation for property damage or personal injury caused by a hoverboard.
Compensation for Hoverboard Damages
You may be able to receive compensation for hoverboard accidents, including falls and fires, that result in personal injury or property damage. If you have been injured in a hoverboard accident or been the victim of a defective hoverboard, you may be entitled to compensation for more than immediate damages; you may also be entitled to compensation for long-term expenses, such as loss of future earnings, and for the emotional trauma caused by your accident. Compensation may be available for emotional suffering, physical pain, loss of earnings, property damage, medical care, and loss of future earnings.
Call Anytime for a Free Consultation with a KC Road Lawyers Hoverboard Injury Attorney
KC Road Lawyers offers free consultations to individuals who have suffered property damage or personal injury due to a hoverboard. Contact KC Road Lawyers by navigating to our contact page or by calling 816-425-2420 to speak with a hoverboard attorney. Find out how KC Road Lawyers can help you with your hoverboard accident case; get the compensation that you need to ease your emotional suffering, cover the immediate costs stemming from your hoverboard accident; such as a fall or fire, and to cover any long-term repercussions, such as loss of future earnings, that may result from your accident.