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Can I pursue damages on a Missouri defective product claim if I was misusing the product at the time of my accident?

If you are using a product in a way different than its intended use and you get hurt, you still may be eligible to file a Missouri defective product claim to pursue compensation for your injuries. You should contact a Kirkwood personal injury lawyer to help you decide who is at fault and how much compensation you may be entitled to in a Missouri defective product claim.

In certain situations products may be used for a different purpose other than their intended uses. For example, a piece of furniture, such as a chest of drawers, is made to be used to keep things inside of it; however, you may decide to climb on top of the drawer to change a light bulb or swat down a cobweb. If the drawer comes crashing down to the floor after you've climbed on top of it, you may sustain serious injuries that you could be compensated for.

Manufacturers have the responsibility to assume and consider that their products may be used alternatively. Therefore, manufacturers should develop their products around how they should be used and how they may be misused.

A defective product case that contains evidence of you misusing the product can be shaky. Your defective product case should have reasonable justification as to why you were misusing the product. You should contact a Kirkwood personal injury lawyer to help you fight for your case. Your Kirkwood personal injury lawyer is experienced dealing with defective product cases and will work hard to help you to pursue the compensation you deserve.

Contacting a St. Louis
Defective Product Attorney 

When a defective product causes serious injury or death, the liable party needs to be held accountable for their negligence. Filing a Missouri defective product claim is no easy feat, but with the help of a St. Louis defective product attorney, you can feel confident knowing your case is in good hands, while you focus on your recovery and getting your life back on track. To get started with determining if you have a viable defective product case, contact the Missouri product liability team at Bollwerk & Tatlow, LLC - 314-315-8111.

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