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BCH Brings Wrongful Death Suit Over Long Island Man’s Fatal Onewheel Nosedive

Bailey Cowan Heckaman PLLC has filed a new wrongful death lawsuit over alleged product defects associated with the Onewheel self-balancing transportation device.

As stated in the complaint, our firm represents the family of a man who was involved in a crash in August 2020 while riding his Onewheel device down a Long Island road. The lawsuit claims that while the man was riding on flat, paved road, his Onewheel suddenly shut off and nosedived, causing him to be thrown from the board. The incident was seen by several witnesses and recorded on video, the lawsuit states.

As a result of allegedly being thrown from his board, the man sustained severe head and brain trauma, multiple fractures, broken ribs, a broken arm, and a punctured lung. Despite receiving medical attention after his crash, he died from his injuries in September 2020.

Read more about the lawsuit on this press release.

The latest lawsuit follows several wrongful death and personal injury claims brought by BCH on behalf of victims and families across the country. As with other Onewheel lawsuits, the new filing accuses Future Motion of failing to uphold duties to safely design, manufacture, and market its Onewheel device.

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