If I misuse a product, can I still file a claim?

The most common defense to a product liability suit is that the consumer was using the product incorrectly. Yet, even if the defense proves you have misused a product, this does not necessarily mean your claim is invalid. It is the manufacturer’s responsibility to anticipate product misuses, and warn consumers of the dangers of using it in an unintended manner. The only way a manufacturer can escape liability is if the product is misused in a way they never imagined or in a way that is clearly contrary to the exact warnings that came with the product.

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