OneWheel Skateboard Lawsuits

Future Motion OneWheel skateboards are self-balancing electric skateboards designed for recreational and transportation purposes. However, accidents and injuries related to the use of OneWheel skateboards may occur due to various factors, potentially leading to legal claims for compensation.

Some OneWheel skateboard riders are getting seriously injured as a result of a defect that causes the device to stop unexpectedly, throwing the rider over the device into a “nosedive.” This issue has led to severe injuries and even a number of deaths.

If you or a loved one used one of these skateboards and were injured when it suddenly stopped while the device was being ridden, you may have legal options. Please contact the team at Phillips Law Group today to determine your best next steps.

Potential OneWheel Skateboard Injuries

Individuals who have been injured while using Future Motion OneWheel skateboards may suffer various injuries, including:

  • Fractures, sprains, or strains from falls or collisions
  • Head injuries, including concussions or traumatic brain injuries
  • Facial injuries, cuts, or abrasions
  • Ligament damage
  • Paralysis 
  • Other injuries related to malfunctioning or defective skateboard components
  • Death

In September 2023, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Future Motion Inc., of Santa Cruz, California, announced the recall of 300,000 OneWheel Self-Balancing Electric Skateboards. 

At the time, the CPSC warned, “Future Motion has received dozens of reports of incidents involving the electric skateboards, including four reported deaths between 2019 and 2021 and injuries such as traumatic brain injury, concussion, paralysis, upper-body fractures, lower-body fractures, and ligament damage.”

Eligibility for Compensation

Several cases involving these electric skateboards are ongoing. Indeed, a new OneWheel lawsuit was filed in federal court in Florida on April 15, 2024. In that case, the plaintiff fractured his foot and heel, requiring surgical intervention and the implantation of hardware.

To be eligible for compensation related to OneWheel skateboard injuries, individuals must meet certain criteria:

  • Must have suffered injuries or damages directly attributable to the use of a Future Motion skateboard
  • Must be able to demonstrate negligence, product defects, or other factors contributing to the injury

Legal action may be pursued against the manufacturer, distributor, or other parties responsible for the skateboard’s design, production, or distribution. However, having the assistance of an experienced defective or dangerous product attorney on your side may help you receive a more favorable outcome. 

If you have been injured while using a Future Motion OneWheel skateboard, it’s important to seek medical attention, document the circumstances of the injury, and consult with a qualified attorney to understand your legal options. You may be able to seek justice and compensation for your pain and suffering. 

Please call Phillips Law Group at 602-222-2222 to speak with a representative about your personal situation. We can offer a free, no-obligation consultation to determine if you may qualify to file a OneWheel claim. Contact us today to learn more!