OneWheel Skateboard Lawyer

Nowadays, you may see people flying by on Onewheel skateboards rather than conventional four-wheel boards. This trendy board has a futuristic appeal that draws in many consumers. Stylistically similar to a hoverboard, the Onewheel is electrically powered and equipped with balancing technology. But, a design defect in the Onewheel has caused several injuries and even death amongst riders. 

Our law firm is currently handling lawsuits on behalf of individuals harmed by Onewheel skateboards. 

What are OneWheel Skateboards? 

Future Motion Inc. debuted the Onewheel in 2015. Onewheel is a battery-powered device with sensors to monitor speed and direction. Riders need only step on the platform and shift their weight to control the Onewheel. If the rider wants to stop, they cease contact with the front portion. OneWheels can reach speeds of 20 mph and can handle almost all terrains. Future Motion Inc. claims that “anyone can ride Onewheel with a little instruction and practice.” 

Dangers of OneWheel Skateboards

Future Motion Inc. assures customers that Onewheel’s technology will keep riders balanced. On Onewheel’s website, the company promotes Onewheel as one of the easiest boardsports in the world. Also, the website instructs riders to slow down and remove their foot from the front pad to dismount. 

However, a design defect may cause some Onewheel models to abruptly shut down and nosedive. When the motor suddenly powers off, the front portion of the Onewheel hits the ground and launches the rider. Another defect is the “pushback” feature. With certain newer Onewheel models, as the device ascends or descends hills, runs low on battery, or reaches its limits, the nose slowly lifts to decrease speed. Although the pushback is a safety feature, it can actually throw riders off balance and cause them to fall off. 

OneWheel Injuries 

Nosedive and pushback accidents caused by Onewheel skateboards can result in severe injuries. OneWheels may unexpectedly throw unsuspecting riders at speeds up to 20 mph. Riders may not have time to brace themselves for impact and suffer serious harm. OneWheel accidents may cause: 

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Broken limbs
  • Head injuries 
  • Fractures 
  • Paralysis
  • Death 

OneWheel Lawsuits 

Many people have filed lawsuits for OneWheel incidents. A 2019 wrongful death lawsuit against Future Motion Inc. claims a Texas man died after his OneWheel nosedived. The lawsuit alleges the man was riding on a smooth paved surface when the OneWheel suddenly stopped. In 2022, a family filed a wrongful death lawsuit after a Onewheel nosedived and threw a father off the board. The man suffered head and brain trauma and died shortly after due to his injuries. 

Do I Qualify for a OneWheel Lawsuit?

If you or a loved one were harmed by a OneWheel device, you may qualify for a OneWheel lawsuit. A OneWheel lawsuit may help you recover compensation for: 

  • Past and future medical expenses;
  • Past and future pain and suffering;
  • Loss of wages; and 
  • Other economic losses related to your injury

Consumers trusted Future Motion Inc. for a safe and dependable riding experience. The company markets the OneWheel as a trustworthy and fun device for nearly all ages. But, lawsuits claim the OneWheel contains design flaws that jeopardize rider safety. The unreliable motor and dangerous pushback feature have led to multiple accidents. Rather than improve the design, Future Motion Inc. has not addressed the alleged issue. 

How Our Law Firm Can Help You

The Lake Law Firm was founded by Edward J. Lake, Esq., a personal injury lawyer for over 25 years. Our dedicated team of attorneys is committed to seeking justice on behalf of those who have suffered injury or death due to the negligence of others. Our experienced attorneys handle many different types of pharmaceutical drugs, medical devices, and other defective products. The lawyers in our firm have helped collect millions of dollars for their clients. The Lake Law Firm will advocate for you and your rights. Please contact us for a free confidential case evaluation at (888) 274-0139 or submit an inquiry on this page.