On Augusts 11, 2022, Future Motion issued a recall for the footpads for their Onewheel GT Electric Skateboards. According to the recall, number 22-766, the footpad can fail to disengage after the rider has dismounted the electric skateboard while it is still in motion. Because of this, the skateboard can continue to operate, posing an injury risk to bystanders. The recall affects over 20,000 products.
More specifically, this recall affects the front footpads of the self-balancing electric skateboards, which were sold either with the skateboard or separately as replacements. The products were sold online via www.onewheel.com from March 2022 to June 2022 and in stores at independent dealers nationwide from March 2022 to August 2022.
So far, the company has received over 800 reports of the electric skateboards continuing to operate even after the rider has dismounted. This includes at least 11 reports of injuries, consisting of bruises, friction burns, and twisted ankles.
Were you or a loved one injured by the defective product? If so, you could have grounds to file a lawsuit. Specifically, you could have grounds to file a product liability lawsuit. For more information about your legal options, do not hesitate to contact the experts here at our law firm as soon as possible. Our experts here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group are more than ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to understand your rights.
Possible Injuries Resulting from the Recalled Product
As explained above, the recalled product represents a risk to bystanders. Reported injuries include bruises, friction burns, and twisted ankles; however, many other injuries are likely. Some examples of possible injuries are listed below:
- Head injuries and traumatic brain injuries
- Neck injuries and back injuries
- Muscle injuries
- Nerve injuries
- Ligament injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Scrapes and bruises
Although these injuries might not seem severe listed above, they can have devasting consequences.
What to do if You’re Injured
Were you injured as a result of the recalled electric skateboard? If so, it is important that you seek legal assistance, as you could have the right to sue and even recover compensation for your damages (including compensation for medical costs, lost pay, pain and suffering, punitive damages, and legal fees, for instance). Consider some of the recommended steps to take:
- Seek medical attention for your injuries (make sure to collect all relevant medical records)
- Take photos of all your injuries and of the scene of the accident
- Contact the company to report the incident and the harm that you suffered
- Speak to any witnesses present and collect any video footage that captured the incident
- Seek legal assistance as soon as possible
For more information about what you could do to prepare to file a lawsuit after being injured by the recalled electric skateboards, contact the experts here at our law firm today.
Can I File a Class Action Lawsuit?
With product liability lawsuits, class action claims and mass torts claims are very common specifically because many victims are harmed in similar ways. Is there a class action lawsuit? How can I join or be a part of a class action lawsuit on this case? Although there is no class action yet, a class action lawsuit is likely as more victims come forward. To join or participate in a class action lawsuit, you have to reach out to a recall lawyer or a class action lawyer for guidance.
Contact Us Today
Here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group, our defective product attorneys are more than ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to fight for your rights and secure the settlement that you are owed. We offer free case evaluations, including both free consultations and free second opinions. Our Zero-Fee guarantee ensures that you will never have to pay any upfront legal costs for our legal services. Also, since we work strictly on contingency, our clients will never be required to pay anything until after winning their claims. If you are ready to explore your legal options and speak with our experienced recall class action lawyers, contact us at your earliest convenience.