Hoverboards are two-wheeled, electric, portable devices similar to a skateboard that is moved via the sensors on the board that react to the movements and pressure of your body. Not only can these products, which are marketed towards children, cause injuries due to falls, but they can also cause dangerous fires when their lithium batteries leak.
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Hoverboards are powered by lithium batteries that can leak or explode, especially when they are not high quality. Because the battery is the most important part of a hoverboard, it is best to purchase one that is from a quality manufacturer. Unfortunately, top quality hoverboards tend to be much more expensive and parents often opt for a cheaper option.
Hoverboard fires typically occur when the board is being charged, but incidents of hoverboard fires have occurred while children were riding them. These fires can cause property damage, as well as burns that can leave lasting scars and pain.
Legal Claims in Hoverboard Fires
If you or your child was injured in a hoverboard fire it is important to document the damages and injuries sustained. Then, file a complaint with hoverboard manufacturer from which you purchased the product. A defective product is dangerous to the general public and the manufacturer could be held liable for your compensation.
As a victim of a hoverboard fire, you may have a legal right to the following compensation:
- Economic damages-Such as medical bills, lost wages, damaged property.
- Non-economic damages-Emotional distress, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of normal life, etc.
- Punitive damages-Awarded as a punishment to the manufacturer; not awarded in every hoverboard fire case.
- Product liability
If your child was injured due to a hoverboard fire, an experienced personal injury attorney can review your case and determine who is responsible for their damages and what compensation they may be entitled to.
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