Products that are mass marketed are generally run through a gauntlet of tests. These tests are meant to ensure not only consumer satisfaction, but also consumer safety, as any potentially dangerous defect present in a product can amount to great liability and money damages for the manufacturer or distributor of such a product. Even after these tests are run, however, there is always the potential for unforeseen problems with a product. Hopefully, these problems will be minor. But in some cases, they can be severe and extremely dangerous, causing harm to unaware consumers. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert products liability attorney at 617-787-3700.
Hoverboards seem like a product straight out of the future, allowing users to achieve the sensation of floating while they direct the board wherever they wish to go. Unfortunately, since the product has been introduced, there has reportedly been a major safety hazard: the boards can burst into flames almost without warning. Since these products are generally kept in households, this is a particularly severe problem.
A tragic example of severity comes with the story of two girls killed in a fire in their home in Pennsylvania. An investigation into the fire reportedly revealed that it had been started by a hoverboard produced by the company LayZ Board. The family of the girls have filed a lawsuit against the importer and distributor of the product, alleging that they were negligent in continuing to market the product even though they were allegedly aware of the defect.
If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of a defective product, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact one of our expert products liability attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our injury attorney professionals today at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!