How to Find the Right Injury Lawyer for a Future Motion One Wheel Skateboard Accident

Many people across Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and the rest of the country bought a Future Motion Onewheel skateboard in recent years. These one-wheel devices were supposed to be a lot of fun for both older children and adults. However, it became well known that they pose a risk to the well-being and safety of riders as many injuries and several deaths were reported after using these skateboards.

Why are the Future Motion Onewheel skateboards considered dangerous?

According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the Future Motion Onewheel skateboards were recalled because they are a crash hazard. The CPSC explained that once the board begins nearing its limits, it suddenly stops in mid-ride, causing the rider to be ejected from the skateboard. As a result, many users found themselves injured after falling to the ground or crashing into objects during their rides. Even though the top speed for these skateboards is only between 16 to 19 mph, individuals can still experience life-threatening injuries when being thrown from their boards at these speeds.

Between 2019 and 2021, several injuries had been reported after accidents while riding the Future Motion Onewheel skateboards. Some of the most commonly reported injuries included broken and fractured bones, concussions, ligament and soft tissue damage, paralysis, and more. Four deaths were also reported during this time period, which were mostly due to some type of head or brain trauma during the accidents. Three of the four victims who died were found not wearing helmets to protect their heads.

As a result, all models of the Future Motion Onewheel electric skateboards made between 2014 and 2023 have been recalled. Therefore, it is highly recommended that owners of these skateboards immediately stop using their skateboards unless they have added the new buzzing warning system. This warning system will make a loud buzzing noise when there is an issue with the board, which will alert the user to stop and get off right away before an accident occurs.

How to find the right injury lawyer for a Future Motion Onewheel skateboard accident

When you are dealing with the aftermath of a Future Motion Onewheel skateboard accident, it may feel like it is impossible to reclaim your life and move forward again. However, the good news is that you do not have to navigate the obstacles and challenges that come with these types of accidents alone. Instead, you can find a personal injury attorney that will guide you through every step of the legal process, ensuring that you obtain the justice and compensation you need. While this might sound like a great idea, you may feel lost and confused about how to start finding the best injury lawyer to handle your case. To help you begin, we will go over six different ways that you may be able to find the right lawyer below.

  1. Ask your family and friends: There is likely a good chance that one of your family members or friends has needed a lawyer before. It could be for something like a car accident, bicycle accident, or even a dog bite. Regardless of what it was for, it is a good idea to call or text them to ask who they used as their attorney and what their experience was like. If they say mostly positive things about their time working with the lawyer, you may want to write down the name of their law office, address, and phone number.
    • Even though recommendations from friends and family are a great start to your search for an attorney, it is important to keep in mind that everyone’s opinion is different. Therefore, while a certain lawyer may have worked well for your uncle, it does not mean that you will ultimately think that they are the perfect fit for your case too.
  2. Check out online websites and directories: Another beneficial way to find a personal injury attorney for your Future Motion Onewheel skateboard case is to check out online websites and directories. You can scroll through directories that have been created to show you personal injury lawyers in your area. Then, you can check out the attorneys’ personalized online websites to see how well of a match you think they might be. Remember that you should not fully depend on directories as they typically do not provide in-depth information about attorneys. Instead, you must also conduct your own research to find the right attorney for your case.
  3. Look for experience that is closely related to your case: Every lawyer has experience in specific types of cases. Therefore, when you are looking at each attorney’s website, you want to make sure that their experience and practice pages are closely related to your case. For example, if you notice that an attorney has experience with electric scooter or bicycle accidents, there may be a very strong possibility that they handle electric skateboard accident cases as well.
  4. Read reviews and testimonials from past clients: When narrowing down your list of personal injury attorneys, do not forget to read reviews and testimonials from past clients. This is essential as it gives you some insight on how past clients felt with the attorney’s services. If you see a lot of negative reviews, you may want to remove them from your list.
  5. Make sure that their fees and payment preferences match yours: Before officially deciding on an attorney, you should make sure that their fees and payment preferences match yours. Some lawyers may expect you to pay hourly, while others may work on a contingency basis, meaning that they will only receive a percentage once you settle or win your case.
  6. Schedule consultations: Lastly, you must schedule consultations with the attorneys you are considering. This is your chance to interview the attorneys and get a better understanding of how they may handle your case, how much they think your case is worth, and what they may need from you to proceed. During the consultation, you want to ask questions to find out how long they have been a personal injury attorney, what percentage of their cases have been successful, whether they have experience handling Future Motion Onewheel cases, and how much they charge for their services.

If you have been injured in a Future Motion Onewheel skateboard accident, the personal injury lawyers at Kwartler Manus, LLC are here to provide you with the legal support you need and deserve as soon as possible. We have several years of experience and have built a strong reputation among our clients in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Therefore, when working with our team, you will have peace of mind knowing that we have a successful track record with similar cases to yours. Contact us to schedule your free consultation today.

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