Baltimore, MD – Future Motion Inc, the maker of the Onewheel electric skateboard product, is facing a growing number of product liability lawsuits due to defects that cause the skateboard to suddenly stop and throw riders off, resulting in serious injuries. Riders injured by this defect are now filing lawsuits against the company, and these cases are likely to be consolidated into a class action MDL soon.
The Onewheel is a self-balancing, one-wheeled transportation device powered by a battery. It is controlled and monitored by an app installed on users’ smartphones. Riders control their speed and direction by leaning forward or backward and applying pressure on either the toes or heels. However, the device has a defect known as a “pushback” nosedive, where it shuts off and throws riders off unexpectedly.
Numerous Onewheel lawsuits have already been filed across the country, alleging severe injuries as a result of the nosedive defect. Future Motion has sought to consolidate these lawsuits for coordinated discovery and pretrial proceedings. If the motion is granted, the lawsuits will be consolidated into a class action MDL, and a few sample cases will be selected for bellwether test trials.
The cases will undergo a consolidated discovery process, followed by a settlement negotiation. Individuals who have been injured by the Onewheel’s sudden stop or nosedive may be eligible to file a lawsuit. The national product liability attorneys at Miller & Zois are currently accepting Onewheel injury cases.
In conclusion, Future Motion is facing a wave of product liability lawsuits due to defects in their Onewheel skateboard product. Riders who have been injured by the sudden stop or nosedive defect are seeking compensation through these lawsuits. The cases are likely to be consolidated into a class action MDL, providing a pathway for resolution and potential compensation for affected riders.