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Hoverboards were one of the most popular gifts during the holiday season. Many people, both young and old, were extremely excited to receive hoverboards from family members and friends. Unfortunately, this excitement soon turned into dismay when users suffered injuries, ranging from minor bumps and bruises to catastrophic damage. Pedestrians walking on the street and minding their own business can find themselves in need of medical treatment after being crashed into by people riding on hoverboards. Meanwhile, the users of hoverboards can also sustain severe injuries when they lose control of the motorized devices and hit the pavement in a slip & fall accident.
The personal injury lawyers at Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC have years of experience helping accident victims get compensation for their injuries. If you have sustained an injury as a result of a hoverboard accident in Union County, Bergen County, Essex County, Passaic County, Camden County, Hudson County or anywhere else in New Jersey, contact us now to schedule a free consultation with a knowledgeable member of our legal team.
As hoverboards began to grow in popularity among US consumers, there was a subsequent rise in the number of slip & fall accidents involving the motorized scooters. For a while, it seemed as if a single day couldn’t go by without the media reporting on the safety risks posed by hoverboards. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), a federal agency in charge of issuing product safety alerts, went so far as to issue a statement declaring that hoverboard-related accidents can cause significant physical injuries, including broken bones and fractures, contusions, back injuries and traumatic head injuries.
Officials in charge of public transportation in New Jersey have exercised extreme caution by banning hoverboards from trains, railways and buses. The decision was made after authorities considered the safety risks posed by the scooters and decided that the potential threat to public safety was too great to ignore. As a result, anyone riding on NJ TRANSIT will be prohibited from using, or even carrying, a hoverboard. NJ TRANSIT has classified hoverboards the same way it classifies certain types of scooters: as potentially dangerous devices, like skateboards and scooters, that increase the risk of customers and public transit employees suffering significant physical injuries.
Additionally, some New Jersey schools, including prominent universities and colleges, have decided to ban hoverboards from being used on campuses because the devices pose serious injury risks to students and others. These schools have cited the risk of collisions, slip & fall accidents, and fires when the hoverboard batteries spontaneously combust while being charged. New Jersey fire officials have gone even further in their condemnation of the dangerous devices by recommending that every public college in NJ prohibit the presence of hoverboards on campuses and in dormitories.
If you or a loved one has sustained an injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, whether it involved a collision with someone using a hoverboard or some other kind of accident, it is imperative that you speak with a qualified personal injury attorney. Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC is a legal team with decades of combined experience assisting accident victims with personal injury claims. Contact us today to talk to a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer or schedule a free consultation at one of our offices in Scotch Plains, East Brunswick, Clifton, Newark, Morristown or Cherry Hill. And remember: we handle personal injury cases on contingency, so we don’t get paid until after we get you compensated for your injuries.