After the death of four riders, the company Future Motion has recalled 300,000 of its popular “Onewheel” self-balancing skateboards.
Future Motion had previously rejected warnings by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to issue a Onewheel recall, claiming it had tested its products and found them to be safe. The company even went so far as to issue a press release a year ago calling the CPSC’s statements “unjustified and alarmist.”
The initial rejection of a Onewheel recall warnings raises important questions about corporate responsibility and the safety of consumers. When companies prioritize profits over safety, it’s the consumers who suffer the consequences. This disregard for consumer safety can result in accidents, injuries, and even fatalities.
Steps to Take If You’re Injured by a Onewheel or Other Defective Products
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product like Onewheel or any other consumer item, it’s crucial to take the following steps:
Seek Medical Attention
Your health and safety should always be the top priority. If you’ve been injured, seek medical attention immediately. Your well-being is paramount, and documenting your injuries is essential for any potential legal action.
Keep all relevant evidence related to the incident. This includes the defective product itself, any packaging, receipts, and photos of the product and your injuries. The more evidence you can gather, the stronger your case will be. Keep a detailed record of your experiences, including medical bills, lost wages, and the impact of the injury on your daily life.
Report the Incident
Report the defective product to the CPSC and any relevant consumer protection agencies. By doing so, you contribute to the safety of others and help raise awareness about potential hazards.
Consult with an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer
Contact an experienced personal injury lawyer who can assess the details of your case. He or she will help you understand your rights, guide you through the legal process, and pursue compensation for your injuries and damages.
Research Class Action Litigation
In some cases, multiple individuals who have been harmed by the same defective product may pursue legal action together through a class action lawsuit. Your attorney can advise you on whether this is a viable option in your situation.
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If you believe you have an injury or wrongful death claim related to the Onewheel recall or another defective product, call our experienced personal injury lawyers at (903) 645-7333 or fill out the electronic form on this page. We’ll will be in touch with you as soon as possible.