An electronic skateboard is a battery-powered skateboard. This type of skateboard requires the rider to operate it by simply leaning and balancing. The skateboards are no larger than a breadbox and weight about 20 pounds. They can travel about 10 miles per hour. Many electronic skateboard users are experiencing injuries while operating the skateboard.

What Is a Hoverboard Fall?

The term “hoverboard fall” is used on the Internet to describe the falls and injuries that happen while people are riding the electronic skateboards. These falls often result in injuries.

What Type of Injuries Happen While Operating an Electronic Skateboard?

Electronic skateboard injuries range from minor to serious, and they include:

  • Fractures
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Facial injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Disfigurement
  • Death

Can I Sue for Injuries Suffered on an Electronic Skateboard?

It is possible to sue for damages that you incurred while on an electronic skateboard under a defective product legal theory. A defective product is any type of product that causes injury to someone. To recover, a plaintiff must show how the product was defective.

How Do I Prove My Electronic Skateboard Was a Defective Product?

A product can be defective because of a:

To recover damages, a plaintiff must show three things existed:

  1. The electronic skateboard had an unreasonable, dangerous defect
  2. The electronic skateboard caused an injury while being used in a manner intended
  3. The electronic skateboard was not substantially altered after it was purchased

Can I Sue If Only My Property Was Damaged?

Yes. If the defective product caused damage to property, an individual can sue. For example, some electronic skateboards have exploded or caught on fire. An explosion or a fire can result in burned or otherwise damaged property.

Do I Need a Personal Injury Attorney for an Electronic Skateboard Defective Product Claim?

Electronic skateboards are extremely in demand right now, so your chances of encountering one are high. However, that does not mean they are totally safe. If you believe you have a potential lawsuit because of a defective electronic skateboard, contact a defective products lawyer.