Can I File a Claim Against Future Motion One Wheel Skateboards for Injuries?

If you have suffered injuries due to Future Motion Inc.’s negligence, you may be able to file a claim against the company and seek compensation for your damages. However, it is important to know and understand that there is certain information that your case must contain in order to successfully file a product liability claim. Determining whether you have this specific information typically involves a lot of time, effort, and working with an experienced and skilled attorney.

How to know if you have a potential personal injury claim against Future Motion Inc.

Since the Future Motion Onewheel electric skateboards arrived on the market almost a decade ago, teens and adults have considered them to be extremely fun. However, in the last few years, these one-wheel skateboards have made headlines due to dozens of people becoming injured and even killed as a result of the devices’ malfunctions. Recently, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalled 300,000 of the boards because of its abrupt and sudden shutoff defects. When the electric skateboard would shut off, riders would be thrown in a forward motion, landing directly onto the pavement.

While it is unfortunate that something that was advertised and marketed as “fun” has become hazardous and dangerous, it is critical for those who have been seriously injured by these devices to know what legal options they may have. Therefore, if you have experienced injuries as a result of a Future Motion Onewheel skateboard accident, you may be wanting to know whether you have a potential personal injury claim against Future Motion Inc. In order to determine this, you must look in-depth into your case and answer the following questions:

  • Does my accident fall under a personal injury case: First and foremost, when you are thinking about filing a personal injury claim, you need to make sure that your accident is considered a personal injury case. Personal injury cases typically involve physical or psychological harm, which is caused by a party’s negligent behavior. Therefore, if your Future Motion Onewheel skateboard accident resulted in physical or psychological harm that was caused by the company’s negligent behavior, it is most likely considered a personal injury case.
  • Is Future Motion Inc. liable for my injuries: Next, you want to think about whether or not Future Motion Inc. is liable for your injuries. To determine this, you must decide whether the company owed you a duty of care. In this type of case, the duty of care is most likely a specific obligation to keep you safe or harm-free while using the product. If Future Motion Inc. breached this duty, there is a high possibility that they are liable for your injuries.
  • Was there negligence involved: Since personal injury cases are based on negligence, you must have proof that negligence was involved somehow. You and your personal injury lawyer may work together to find evidence that proves that Future Motion Inc. failed to carry out their duty of care or acted negligently when manufacturing and selling these devices. Most of the time, negligence is clearly visible, while other times, you may have to look a little deeper to find it.
  • Did Future Motion Inc. directly cause my accident: When looking over your case, you also need to ensure that Future Motion Inc. is the party that directly caused your accident. This means that you must find a direct connection between your accident and the company’s negligence. For example, if a car pulled out in front of you while you were riding a Future Motion Onewheel skateboard and caused you to crash, the party that actually caused your accident would be the driver of the vehicle instead of the manufacturer. Therefore, you want to make sure you and your personal injury attorney evaluate every single detail of your accident to ensure that you are filing the claim against the correct party.
  • Did I experience losses from the accident: Losses are another important factor in a personal injury claim. Therefore, you must take the time to ensure that you experienced losses because of the Onewheel skateboard accident. A few examples that typically arise from these types of accidents are medical expenses, lost income, property damage, pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, loss of enjoyment of activities, emotional distress, mental trauma, and more.
  • Have I missed the deadline to file a claim: Lastly, you need to make sure that the time limit to file a personal injury claim against Future Motion Inc. has not passed. Every state has different deadlines, but if you are located in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, the deadline to file a claim is generally two years. Therefore, as long as it has not been 24 months since your accident occurred, you may be eligible to file a claim against the company.

To learn more about filing a personal injury claim against Future Motion Onewheel skateboards, please consult with a personal injury attorney from Kwartler Manus, LLC at your earliest convenience. We will look over the facts and details of your accident, conduct our own investigation, and provide legal advice specifically tailored to fit your case and needs. If our team feels like you have a strong claim, we will be glad to help you navigate the legal process and fight for the compensation you deserve to get your life back on track. Get in touch with Kwartler Manus, LLC to schedule your free, no-obligation case review today.

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