They may have been one of the most popular items on Christmas lists last year, however, these self-balancing scooters have brought little joy to those who have suffered some of the more common accidents on hoverboards.
Ranging from slips, trips and falls when riding the gadgets to injuries caused by explosions, accidents on hoverboards vary in both nature and severity, leading to myriad physical injuries.
Uncovering common accidents on hoverboards
Considering the nature of these gadgets, it is understandable that many accidents on hoverboards do occur.
That being said, not all accidents on hoverboards are due to the fault of the rider. After all, if you suffer an injury or illness due to a manufacturing issue, it is likely that the manufacturer is liable for any hoverboard injuries you sustain.
Common accidents on hoverboards include, but are not limited to:
- Falls from the hoverboard when manoeuvring
- Slips due to insufficient grip on platforms
- Hoverboard batteries exploding and catching fire
- Loss of control, leading to trips and falls, due to issues such as gadget faults or uneven terrain
- Collisions with vehicles or pedestrians
Claiming compensation for accidents on hoverboards
If you have experienced a hoverboard accident and you believe you are not to blame for the incident that caused your injury, a law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline can help you determine whether you have a case that is eligible to claim personal injury compensation.
Whether you slipped due to insufficient grip on your hoverboard or you were subject to a
hoverboard explosion, no matter the nature of accidents on hoverboards, Accident Advice Helpline will ensure all genuine claimants retrieve the compensation they deserve for all harm and distress suffered.
Accident Advice Helpline
With over 15 years’ experience assisting victims of personal injury, at Accident Advice Helpline we are the experts in recovering financial awards for those who are truly entitled to compensation.
All accidents on hoverboards are different, and as such we offer a free initial consultation to discuss the basics of your claim and decide the best next steps to take. From there we will work on a 100 per cent no-win, no-fee basis to ensure no financial risk to personal injury victims.
For more information on the claims process, speak with one of our friendly advisors today via our freephone helpline number, 0800 689 0500. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for your convenience.
Date Published: April 29, 2016
Author: Accident Advice