Questions have been raised about a possible Texas hoverboard lawsuit after a man sued for damages he claims were caused by a fire that started while he was charging a Swagway hoverboard that he had purchased as a gift for his son. Numerous hoverboard fires have highlighted safety concerns with the toys, and affected individuals may be eligible to seek compensation with the help of product liability attorneys.
For more information, contact Attorney Group for Texas today. We offer free, confidential consultations and can help answer your questions. If you choose to pursue a claim for compensation, we can connect you with an affiliated product liability attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Lawsuit: Hoverboard Caused Fire and Damages
A man has filed a lawsuit against hoverboard producer Swagway, alleging that the company failed to produce a safe product or advise consumers of the risks associated with the toy. According to Fortune, the man claims that the hoverboard he bought for his son caught fire the first time that he charged it. The burning toy caused nearby packing materials to burst into flames, resulting in a blaze severe enough to merit a call to the fire department.
This is not the first reported case of a hoverboard igniting or exploding in the course of its intended use. Some retailers and airlines have banned the toys in light of reports of combustion. The lawsuit, filed in December 2015, alleges that the hoverboard was defective as a result of either design or manufacturing defects and that Swagway engaged in unfair and deceptive trade practices. The plaintiff is seeking injunctive relief, attorneys’ fees and costs, unspecified compensatory damages, and class action status, the website reported.
How Can a Defective Toy Attorney Help?
Manufacturers have a duty to make products that are safe and free of defects. If this duty is breached, the manufacturer can be held liable for injuries and damages to property that result. If a defective product causes damage to property, owners may seek compensation for cost to repair damaged property or the value of property destroyed.
A person injured by a defective product may be able to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
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