Just as was predicted in Back to the Future, Hoverboards are the toy of the future. While the popular new toy doesn’t actually hover, these self balancing scooters have been causing headlines all the same. Various reports claiming the products have been bursting into flames have shown up in news cycles again and again, and already many lawsuits have been filed against many of the different manufacturers. When dealing with new products and new problems, it’s important to know when to seek help and when not to, and the brother’s in law are here to help.
Personal injury cases stem from injury that was caused as the result of neglect from another party. In the case of Hoverboards, a personal injury case requires that a defect within the device was responsible for the injury. This could be anything from the device bursting into flames because of cheap parts or faulty construction, to faulty construction leading the device to throw the rider from it. When issues like these occur, it is much easier to set up a personal injury case and attempt to press charges, even though a win is not guaranteed. Personal injury cases cannot be made from injury resulting from improper use of a device or injury sustained from falling off of a properly constructed device. Like many other riding toys, hoverboards come with the inherent risk of injury from falling off or user mistakes while riding them, and should always be used with proper protective gear and caution. Any injury you can prevent is an injury that need not happen.
If you’re looking to join the Hoverboard crowd, please exercise caution when using the device, but know that there is a team that is ready to take your side if your product fails. Personal injury isn’t fun and games, and there’s one team that’s always ready to settle the score.