From shopping mall kiosk to YouTube videos, hoverboards have taken the nation by storm. These Segway inspired devices allow the rider to effortlessly glide around using their feet and body weight to steer.
Unfortunately, hoverboards don’t actually hover and they are incredibly easy to fall off of and they can catch on fire without any warning. Because the spontaneous combustion, several airports, cities and entire countries have banned hoverboards from public areas.
With riders falling down and getting burned left and right, hoverboard injuries are on the rise. Hoverboard personal injury cases have started to pop up all over the country.
These personal injury cases are typically either a product liability suit or a negligence claim. If the case falls under product liability it has to fit into one of three categories.
- Design Defects: Some part of the design caused the hoverboard to be unreasonably dangerous.
- Manufacturing Defects: The hoverboard is unsafe because the manufacturer used faulty parts or an incorrect assembly process.
- Warning Defects: The hoverboard came with warning labels or instructions that did explain or warn the user of the dangers of the product.
The second possibility for a hoverboard personal injury case is negligence. This can happen if someone else causes damage to you or your property due to their negligence while riding a hoverboard. Negligence simply means there was a failure to exercise the care that a reasonably prudent person would exercise in like circumstances. These kinds of cases can be hard to win because it can be difficult to establish what a reasonably prudent person should do in the situation at hand.
The lawyers at Baysinger, Henson, Reimer & Cresswell have the expertise to look at the fact and determine if negligence or product liability is a valid argument. If you are in need of legal assistance for a hoverboard personal injury case call Baysinger, Henson, Reimer & Cresswell.