Filing Suit Against Amazon for Defective Hoverboard Injuries
If you or a loved one has been injured while using a Jetson hoverboard purchased from Amazon.com, you may be entitled to compensation. Jetson recently issued a recall for several models of its hoverboards due to a defect that can cause the battery to overheat and catch fire. These hoverboards were sold on Amazon.com, and there may be claims against Amazon for selling these defective products.
Under Massachusetts’ Chapter 93a statute, businesses are prohibited from engaging in unfair or deceptive practices. This includes selling products that are known to be defective or dangerous. If Amazon knew or should have known about the defect in the Jetson hoverboards and continued to sell them, they may be liable under this statute.
To pursue a claim under Chapter 93a, you must first send a demand letter to Amazon detailing the nature of your claim and the relief you are seeking. Amazon will then have 30 days to respond to your demand. If they refuse to settle or do not respond, you can file a lawsuit.
In a personal injury lawsuit, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. If Amazon is found to have knowingly sold defective hoverboards, they may also be liable for punitive damages, which are meant to punish the defendant for their wrongful conduct.
It is important to note that Amazon may argue that they are not liable because they were simply a distributor of the hoverboards and did not manufacture them. However, under Massachusetts law, distributors can be held liable for defective products if they had a role in designing, manufacturing, or labeling the product, or if they had knowledge of the defect and failed to take action.
If you or a loved one has been injured while using a Jetson hoverboard purchased from Amazon.com, it is important to speak with an attorney who can help you understand your legal options, determine whether you have a viable claim against Amazon, negotiate with the company on your behalf, and represent you in court if necessary.
Don’t let a defective hoverboard from Amazon.com cause you or your loved ones harm. Contact a personal injury attorney at KBA today to learn more about your rights and options.