Across the country, hoverboards have been bursting into flames during the charging process, in some cases damaging or destroying homes and even resulting in deaths. Many thousands of scooters/hoverboards with lithium-ion battery packs have been recalled.
Kline & Specter has distinguished itself in successfully representing parents of children who died in a fire tragedy caused by a lithium-ion tragedy and has advocated on behalf of victims, resulting in significant product recalls.
If you or a loved one suffered severe injury or death believed due to a fire started by a hoverboard, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. Kline & Specter, with more than 50 attorneys, including five who are also medical doctors – the most in the nation, has the experience and expertise to litigate hoverboard cases.
A fire believed ignited by a charging hoverboard killed a toddler and critically injured two other children in Harrisburg, Pa. A family in Nashville saw their home destroyed in 2016, with a hoverboard the suspected cause. And a family in Washington, D.C., was displaced following a fire at their house that was blamed on a hoverboard that caught fire as it was charging. Two people were killed in yet another incident in Michigan.
Kline & Specter has a long history of attaining multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements – and one billion-dollar verdict – in product liability cases against major corporations.
For instance, Shanin Specter won verdicts of $153 million, $52 million and $8.75 million against Ford Motor Co. over defective pickup truck parking brakes that caused the deaths of two people.
The firm won a series of large verdicts in trials over implanted defective vaginal mesh products -- including verdicts of $41 million, $57.1 million, $80 million and $120 million -- and eventually settled hundreds of cases over that defective product.
In cases against the maker of the anti-psychotic drug Risperdal, Tom Kline won an $8 billion punitive damages verdict that led to the settlement of thousands of other cases in which the drug injured boys and young men.
Kline & Specter handles cases in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and New York and in cases outside those states, where the firm works with local attorneys in each state, as applicable.
Kline & Specter Hoverboard News:
Tom Kline and lawyers from Kline & Specter file suit in hoverboard death case near Allentown, Pennsylvania: WFMZ-TV, 9/21/22; Fox 43, 9/21/22; Fox 29, 9/21/22; The Morning Call, 9/21/22; The Philadelphia Inquirer, 9/21/22; Lehigh Valley Live, 9/21/22; Law360, 9/21/22