In the holiday season of 2015, everyone wanted a hoverboard. The two-wheeled electronically motorized boards that promised mobility, convenience, and fun certainly looked enjoyable from the presentation mall kiosk operators gave to passersby. It was not until Christmas Day, however, that people all across the nation started to discover the unreasonable dangers hoverboards presented.
Made from parts unknown in parts unknown, hoverboards are troublesome for several reasons.
- Firstly, they are dangerous. There is really no getting around this fact at this point. More and more news stories fill headlines from coast to coast as time goes on about people suffering severe injuries or destroying their property, all because of a hoverboard. They can buck and malfunction without warning, throwing riders down to suffer bone breaks. They can rev out of control and smash holes into walls. Possibly worst of all, the batteries in them are now notorious for sparking and setting the device aflame.
- Secondly, many hoverboards came with no instruction manual or safety directions of any kind. Even the most careful of purchasers and people cannot expect to avoid the hazards a hoverboard causes if they are given no warning whatsoever of what it can do.
- Lastly, if you ask someone where they purchased their hoverboard, they will probably tell you it came from an unmarked mall kiosk that is now long gone since the holidays are over. With no manual and no manufacturer identification on the hoverboard itself, figuring out who is to blame for your accident can be difficult. But it's not impossible.
Hoverboard Injury Statistics
Hoverboards have been known to be dangerous and to cause serious accidents. In 2016, the American Academy of Pediatrics recorded the following injuries as a result of hoverboard use:
- The most common injuries were to the wrists, head, and forehead.
- Fractures made up 40% of hoverboard injuries
- Bruises were consistent with 17% of hoverboard injuries
- Sprains made up 13% of hoverboard injuries
- Most hoverboard injuries resulted in a visit to an emergency room
Proving Liability in Your Hoverboard Accident Claim
At The Law Offices of Caroline J. Nasseri, we are well-versed in civil litigation requiring in-depth looks into the evidence to determine liability for accidents of all sorts. If you have been injured in a hoverboard accident, you can rely on our San Jose personal injury attorney to sort through the details and create a viable claim on your behalf that seeks maximum compensation for your injuries and damages. Contact our firm today by calling (408) 912-2217 and requesting a free case evaluation.