Future Motion Recalls Footpads on Onewheel Electric Skateboard

Over 20,000 Units Recalled Due to Potential Injury Hazard to Bystanders

Future Motion Inc., the manufacturer of Onewheel GT self-balancing electric skateboards, has announced a recall of the product’s footpad. According to their website, there hadve been hundreds of reports of the board operating after dismount, presenting a potential injury to bystanders.

At Bailey Cowan Heckaman PLLC, we provide dedicated representation for individuals who have been injured in Onewheel accidents. We have filed multiple wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits on behalf of individuals who have suffered harm due to this product. If you have been injured while riding a Onewheel electric skateboard, contact our office at (888) 367-7160 for a free, no-obligation consultation. 

Footpads for Onewheel GT Electric Skateboard Recalled

As reported by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, the manufacturer of Onewheel GT Electric Skateboards, Future Motion, Inc.,  has recalled the front footpads on the device. The recall applies to approximately 20,500 units and includes footpads sold with the skateboard or independently as replacements. 

A safety notice issued by the company notes that it has “received 813 reports of board operation after dismount, including 11 injuries.” Injuries ranged in severity but included “bruises, friction burns, and a twisted ankle.” Furthermore, Future Motion admitted that the footpads on the Onewheel GT electric skateboard could “fail to disengage after the rider has dismounted.” The continued operation of the board presenteds an injury risk to bystanders. 

Previous Injuries and Deaths Related to Onewheel Electric Skateboards

This is not the first time that the company has received reports that its product may contain a dangerous defect. At Bailey Cowan Heckaman PLLC, we have filed multiple lawsuits against Future Motion alleging that the Onewheel mobility device contains design and manufacturing defects. 

We have also presented arguments that the product was defectively marketed and that the company failed to adequately warn consumers and misled consumers about the potential risks associated with using the device. Currently, we have several pending lawsuits on behalf of individuals who were injured or killed in Onewheel nosedive and pushback accidents. Multiple people have lost their lives or been seriously injured while riding this device.

What to Do If You Are Injured Riding a Onewheel

If you sustain an injury while riding a Onewheel electric skateboard, you might be entitled to compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. It is important to act quickly as you only have a limited amount of time to file a claim for damages against the company. 

If you have been injured or lost a loved one after riding on one of these devices, you need an experienced Onewheel accident lawyer to help you understand your rights and pursue the compensation you deserve. At Bailey Cowan Heckaman PLLC, we are continuing to investigate and litigate Onewheel accident cases.

Injured in a Onewheel Accident? Contact Our Office.

Were you injured in a Onewheel accident? Contact our office at (888) 367-7160 to schedule a free consultation. All Onewheel accident case evaluations are provided free of charge and without obligation to retain our services. We represent injury victims nationwide. Call now to discuss your right to recovery.

Multiple Fatalities After Amtrak Train Derails in Missouri

4 Dead, Dozens Injured in Deadly Train Accident Near Kansas City

Three passengers and a truck driver are confirmed dead, and at least 50 have been injured in a devastating train accident that occurred on Monday, June 27, 2022, in rural Missouri. According to multiple reports, an Amtrak passenger train derailed after colliding with a dump truck at an “uncontrolled intersection” in Chariton County. 

At Bailey Cowan Heckaman PLLC, we offer our condolences to all of those affected by this recent tragedy. Our firm is dedicated to helping those who have been injured or lost a loved one due to another person’s negligence or wrongdoing. If we can be of any service to you or your family, contact our office at (888) 367-7160 for a free consultation. 

Fatal Tragedy

An investigation is underway to determine why an Amtrak train carrying approximately 275 passengers and 12 crew members derailed after colliding with a truck that was in an “uncontrolled intersection” near Mendon, Missouri. An uncontrolled railroad crossing is one that does not contain any traffic lights, warning devices, or safety gates. 

The passenger train had been en route from Los Angeles to Chicago when the collision occurred. It is unclear why the dump truck was obstructing the crossing. The crash happened at 12:42 pm on June 27, knocking all eight cars and two locomotives off the tracks. A statement released by the transportation company indicates that three passengers and the truck driver died as a result of the incident. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is investigating the crash.

Second Amtrak Derailment in Two Days

The deadly train accident comes just one day after another Amtrak collision that killed three women in Northern California. As reported by the Daily Mail, the train hit a car that was stopped at an unguarded crossing. Several others were seriously injured after the vehicle that was struck slammed into another car. 

In September 2021, an Amtrak derailment took the lives of three people and injured dozens. The train was traveling from Chicago to Seattle when it crashed. The cause of the accident is still under investigation. 

Consulting with a Qualified Attorney

In the event that you are injured or have lost a loved one in an accident, you should consider consulting with an attorney. A personal injury lawyer can help you understand your rights and determine whether you should file a claim for damages against a liable party. 

Many people are unprepared for the financial burden that an unexpected accident resulting in injury or death can have on a family. A lawyer can help investigate the claim and work to recover damages based on the circumstances of the case including the extent of the injuries and other factors.

Contact Our Office for a Free Consultation

Were you injured in a recent accident or involved in a “large fatality event” such as the Amtrak train derailment? Contact our office at (888) 367-7160 to discuss your case with an experienced attorney. All consultations are free and without obligation to retain our services. There are never any fees unless we win. Call now to find out how we can help you get the justice you deserve.