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Onewheel Skateboards Pose a Substantial Risk to Users

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Cory Watson is Investigating Onewheel Injury Claims

Onewheel devices have gained significant market popularity in recent years. They’ve also been tied to serious and even fatal injuries due to an alleged defect in the design or manufacture of the product. Specifically, they’ve led to a growing number of personal injury lawsuits based on the tendency of the product to nosedive during operation.

What Is Onewheel? 

Released in 2014 by Future Motion, Inc., Onewheel devices resemble skateboards, but contain only a single wheel in the middle of the board. These boards are self-balancing and can travel 6-18 miles on one battery charge . 

Marketing for Onewheel’s riding machines focuses heavily on their desire to provide a “rad” experience for their customers. Some describe riding the devices as a cross between skateboarding and snowboarding. 

The Failures That Lead to Serious Injuries 

At the heart of the lawsuits against Future Motion, Inc. is a flaw that causes some Onewheels to lose power and come to an abrupt stop. When the wheel stops, the nose of the board slams down, throwing the rider forward. 

With a top speed of nearly 20 miles per hour, an unexpected stop and the accompanying drop of the board’s nose can send a rider flying headfirst toward the ground. Injuries have included broken bones, lacerations, traumatic brain injuries, and in the most severe cases, death. 

The Company’s Response to Onewheel Injuries 

So far, Future Motion, Inc. has not addressed the nosedive problem. Onewheel products do not include warnings about the potential for sudden stops. Onewheel owners likely have no idea of the possible dangers associated with these devices and how life-changing Onewheel injuries could potentially be for them.

What To Do After a Onewheel Accident 

Injured riders and their families may be able to hold Future Motion, Inc. accountable for the harm caused by their defective product. You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, loss of function, and other costs that resulted from your personal injury accident. If you or a loved one has been injured in a Onewheel accident, it’s important to explore your legal options. At Cory Watson Attorneys, our experienced team has what it takes to help you. Call us at (877) 562-0000 or fill out our free online consultation form to begin the process.

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