Over the past several months, there has been a significant increase in injuries caused by self propelled stand up boards, like the Powerboard or Hoverboard. When a product causes so many injuries in such a short period of time, we have a huge concern for the safety of the public. If your child was injured by a hoverboard, while riding a swegway, or while trying to get off a self balancing scooter, call a Hoverboard Injury Lawyer at the Law Offices of Jason Turchin for a FREE consultation at 800-337-7755 or submit your inquiry online. Your child may be entitled to substantial money damages.
Contact one of our Florida hoverboard injury lawyers now if you were injured by a hover board to find out if you are entitled to compensation at 800-337-7755. We helped put together a team of national lawyers to help victims throughout the United States.
We handle hoverboard accident claims on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not have to pay us any up front money out of pocket for fees or our costs. We only get paid if you or your child recovers money for the injuries or damage.
NBC Miami - Hoverboard Injuries Soaring at Nicholas Children's Hospital (formerly known as Miami Children's Hospital)
Sun Sentinel - Hoverboard Injuries Spike In South Florida
Some stores have already stopped selling self balancing boards pending safety reviews.
Injury from Hoverboard
Some injuries a child or adult can sustain include traumatic brain injury, broken wrist, broken ankle, laceration, fire burns, scars, broken teeth, surgery and even death from a head injury.
A recent news report found that a Coral Springs mayor shattered his wrist and required surgery when the hoverboard reportedly jerked beneath him.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission is investigating the Swagway and other hoverboard injury and fire claims. There is a directive to agency staff to work to find the root cause of fire hazards and investigate injury claims.
The number of claims filed with the US CPSC are mounting. Here are some of the complaints:
- I just wanted to let you know I ordered a four of the smart wheel balance from Amazon.com from a company called simple innovations. Three out of the four would shake uncontrollably and flip over after you got off. I felt uneasy about this product and had to file a claim with amazon to get labels from third party seller - simple innovations - to send back and get a refund. Glad I did - now hearing about fire risk... just fyi - these things are heavy and if a child is riding one regardless of it catching on fire - it shakes uncontrollably and flips over - I could see a child getting hurt just from this activity. guess I sent mine back before they caught fire. Thank God.
- My 14 year old son was standing behind his hoverboard. Be kneeled down to power it in and the hover board glitched and started shaking and sucked his finger into wheel. There is now safety switch and his finger had to follow a full wheel rotation before the hover board stopped moving without anyone being in it. When his finger came out he had an open fracture in his finger with the bone broken and sticking out. He required emergency surgery to repair the bone and growth plate and now has a little finger that we have been told will most likely not grow causing s permanent deformity.
- My son was riding his hoverboard and it started smoking. He took it outside and within minutes it caught flame to a full fire. He put it out with a fire extinguisher.
- The Chappaqua Fire Department Responded to a home this evening where an electrical malfunction caused a Skagway Smart Balancing Electric Skateboard Black (purchased from Models Online)to catch fire and cause considerable smoke damage to the residence . Had the homeowners not been home at the time their home would have sustained significant fire damage. The Chappaqua Fire Department will make notification to the Consumer Product Safety Commission as well last the NYS Office of Fire Prevention and Control. We also suggest that any electronic devices that require charging only be done while someone is at home so that immediate action can be taken( call 911).
There have been several reports of Swagway or hoverboard fires. These fires can cause extensive property damage and injuries.
WFTV Florida - Hoverboard Catches Fire Inside Brevard County Home
NBC - Hoverboard Ignites Inside Boca Raton Home Moments After Child Was Riding On It
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If you or a child were injured by a hoverboard or other self balancing board, call today for a free consultation. We are open on holidays, weekends and throughout the day and evenings for free consultations. Call us at 800-337-7755 to see if you have a hoverboard injury case. Contact our firm now or call 1-800-337-7755. It's a free consultation!
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We handle swagway and hoverboard injury claim cases throughout Florida, including Weston, Key West, Miami, Naples, Tampa, Orlando, Pensacola, Boca Raton, Coral Springs, Fort Myers and Ft Lauderdale.
At the Law Offices of Jason Turchin and through our network of nationwide product liability attorneys, our hoverboard injury attorneys can represent you in Florida, and throughout the United States if you or your child were injured.
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