Onewheel Self-Balancing Electric Skateboards Class Action Lawsuit Lawyers
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Future Motion announced a recall for all of the Onewheel Electric Skateboard models. According to the recall (number 23-299), the skateboard can suddenly stop balancing the rider when the board’s limits are exceeded. This causes a crash risk that ca potentially lead to dangerous injuries and even death. The recall affects over 300,000 units of self-balancing electric skateboards.
The electric self-balancing skateboards were available at Onewheel.com as well as at other online retailers; the products were also available at independent shops around the U.S. The Onewheel skateboards were available for purchase from January 2014 to September 2023 and were priced between $1,050 and $2,200.
All models of the Onewheel skateboards are included in the recall; the model names are listed below for reference:
Onewheel Pint X
It is important to note that the company was aware of the deaths and injuries resulting from their product but refused to issue a recall after the CPSC’s initial warning. It is only now that the company is recalling the product. So, what is the company doing to remedy the situation? The company is providing a firmware update for all but two of the models; the first two models cannot be updated, so consumers can get a refund after sending in confirmation of disposal of the product. The firmware update consists of a Haptic Buzz alert function, which will engage a warning system (tactile and audible) that will engage when the board is nearing its limit, whether its low battery, an error code, or another issue. Of course, all consumers are urged to stop using the product until the problem is resolved.
If you or a member of your family suffered harm because of the recalled Onewheel electric skateboards, you should not agree to a refund or to a free firmware update. Instead, you should seek legal assistance as soon as possible.
Here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group, our lawyers are more than ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to pursue a claim – and to even participate in a class action lawsuit if that is what you are interested in. Our lawyers have decades in experience handling all sorts of personal injury claims, including product liability claims. If you ultimately decide to pursue a claim, you can trust that your claim will be in the best hands possible. Our experts will go above it all to fight for your rights and ensure that you are awarded the highest recovery available.
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The Injuries Stemming from Incidents from the Recalled Onewheel Skateboards
According to the recall, the consumers who have suffered injuries due to the defective product have suffered the following:
Traumatic brain injuries, concussions, and other head injuries
Fractures (both upper and lower body fractures)
In the four reported fatalities, the victims sustained head trauma. According to the recall, at least three of these victims were not wearing a helmet when their incident occurred.
Still, considering that all the models are included in the recall, for a total of over 300,000 products, it is likely that many consumers suffered injuries, many of which may still be unreported. If you or a member of your family suffered injuries because of the recalled Onewheel Self-Balancing Electric Skateboards, it is important that you seek legal assistance with the experts here at our law firm as soon as possible. Our lawyers are ready to help you.
Can I Sue?
Yes – you could certainly be eligible to sue for the harm that you or a member of your family suffered. Your right to sue for harm resulting from a defective product is based on the concept of product liability. Under product liability, all product manufacturers have a duty to ensure that their products are safe for their consumers. This means that product manufacturers must thoroughly test and inspect their products before making them available to the public. When these companies fail to do this and negligently make defective products available to the public, then they can be liable for any resulting harm.
Can I file a Onewheel Self-Balancing Electric Skateboards Class Action Lawsuit?
Yes, you can definitely participate in a class action lawsuit. Class action and mass tort claims are common when it comes to defective products. This is because many consumers can be harmed in the same (or in similar ways). As mentioned previously, the Future Motion recall affects over 300,000 units of the product; each of these units is a potential affected consumer. You might be wondering how to join or how to participate in a class action lawsuit on this case. Although participating in a class action lawsuit can sometimes be as simple as opting in or opting out, we recommend that you seek legal assistance with an experienced class action lawsuit lawyer as soon as possible.
Understanding the Statute of Limitation
How long do I have to file a lawsuit? This is easily one of the most important questions to ask and get the answer to. This is because all personal injury claims, including defective product and product liability cases, are subject to a statute of limitations – or a deadline to sue. So, how long do you have to sue? In California, all personal injury claims are subject to a two-year statute of limitations. This means that claimants must file their claims within two years. If the claim is not filed on time, then claimants can lose the right to sue entirely. For more information about the total time that you have to file your claim, contact us today.
Can I Be Compensated for my Onewheel Lawsuit?
Based on the details surrounding your claim, you could be eligible to recover compensation. The categories of compensation available for recovery include the following:
Pain and suffering
Funeral and burial expenses
Loss of consortium
Here at our law firm, our team is more than ready to fight for your right to recover the maximum compensation available for your claim. This means that whether our lawyers have to negotiate a settlement or take your claim to trial to reach a verdict, our team will do everything necessary to ensure that you are fairly compensated for your claim.
What is the average case value of cases similar to mine? Although this is a very common question, the truth is that it is a difficult question to answer. This is because every claim is different. The specific injuries, permanency of the injuries, the victim’s wage history, and many other details are taken into consideration to determine the value of a claim. In general, defective product cases consisting of severe injuries and/or death are high value and can have values ranging from $500,000 to $3 million each (this is for single claims not class action lawsuits). For answers to questions related to the possible value of your claim, we recommend that you seek legal assistance with the experts here at our law firm as soon as possible.
Contact the Downtown L.A. Law Group Today
If you are looking for a law firm representing injury victims of the Onewheel electric skateboards, contact us today. Our team has decades of experience handling product liability claims, including class action lawsuits against negligent manufacturers. If you are ready to explore the legal options available to you, contact us today.
Our firm is committed to making our legal services available to all; therefore, we offer free legal services. These include free consultations and free second opinions, during which our expert team will be available to answer all questions and provide you with all the information that you need to begin or continue your claim. These are available as part of our Zero-Fee Guarantee which states that our clients will never have to worry about paying any upfront legal fees for any of our legal services. Additionally, our team works on contingency; therefore, our clients will not be responsible for paying anything unless they win their claims.
If you are ready to speak with a lawyer that is representing injury victims on this Onewheel case, contact us today.
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