Manufacturing Expert

Types of Expert Witnesses in a Personal Injury Case: Manufacturing Experts

ManufacturingEach year, thousands of unsuspecting consumers suffer severe injuries and loss of life caused by defective products. Consumer products such as children’s toys, automobile parts and household appliances, which were thought by consumers to be safe, can contain dangerous manufacturing defects.

Proving fault and manufacturing errors in product liability lawsuits can be extremely complicated. A successful product liability claim typically requires various types of evidence to demonstrate that the product in question was, in fact, defective. To help the jury determine that the product was faulty because of a manufacturing defect, manufacturing experts may be employed to testify about industry standards, how the manufacturing process formed the defective product and how the manufacturing defect caused the plaintiff’s injury. For example, a manufacturing expert may testify as to how the manufacturing of a motorcycle tire led to a tire blowout and caused a crash. A manufacturing expert witness could be vital in proving that a defective tire caused the accident that resulted in severe injuries. Often, having a competent manufacturing expert witness can make or break a product liability claim.

Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his top rated team of Buffalo, New York manufacturing defect injury lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. strive to provide the highest level of personal injury service day in and day out. Jed Dietrich, Esq., recognized as an American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Attorney, has been handling serious personal injury cases since 1999 and has the experience and proven results to help you get the compensation you deserve after an injury caused by a manufacturing defect.

At the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., our team fights back against manufacturers of defective products. We are prepared to take immediate action to investigate your injuries and collaborate with world-renowned manufacturing experts to determine who should be held liable to you if you were injured by a defective product. We are ready to fight for the compensation that you deserve! Contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s legal team 24 hours per day and 7 days per week at 716-839-3939 or by filling out the online consultation form.

Specialized Training and Education of a Manufacturing Expert

Manufacturing experts often have many years of education, training and hands-on industry experience and are extremely knowledgeable about manufacturing processes and procedures. Experts testifying in a manufacturing defect case should have high-quality credentials to persuade the judge that they are qualified to discuss any disputed issues. In addition, a credible manufacturing expert can help to persuade a jury that the product contained a manufacturing defect and was unreasonably dangerous for its intended use. Expert witnesses must be able to give detailed, knowledgeable, understandable, credible and consistent explanations and responses in court for their testimony to be influential.

Manufacturing experts often have a wide variety of training and experience. A credible manufacturing expert’s background may include some of the following types of education, training and experience:

  1. Graduate degrees in mechanical engineering, industrial engineering or other related fields;
  2. Training related to product design and advanced manufacturing processes;
  3. Years of experience consulting in the manufacturing industry;
  4. Work experience in the industry as a plant or manufacturing engineer;
  5. Memberships and/or affiliations with professional organizations, such as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME);
  6. Publication of articles or other literature related to manufacturing and industry processes;
  7. Expert analysis and testimony in other product litigation matters; and
  8. Experience investigating and examining other product liability cases.



How a Manufacturing Expert Witness can Help Effectively Prove Your Product Liability Claim

Expert AdviceProduct liability lawsuits are extremely technical and often demand extensive investigation and analysis to prove. To prevail in a product liability lawsuit involving a manufacturing defect, it is often necessary to enlist the help of a manufacturing expert. When a manufacturing expert is retained early in a case, he or she can provide your attorney with vast amounts of highly technical data and manufacturing specifications.

Manufacturing experts can add value to your product liability claim by:

  1. Conducting product testing;
  2. Identifying and explaining safety standards and analyzing how exactly the product violated those standards;
  3. Directing investigations;
  4. Uncovering similar claims that were previously filed;
  5. Evaluating the manufacturer’s response to any known defects or safety concerns;
  6. Assisting your attorney in formulating and establishing proper theories of the manufacturer’s liability; and
  7. Demonstrating key elements to prove your case.

Manufacturing expert witnesses explain the reasons why a product was unreasonably dangerous because of a manufacturing defect and how the defect led to the accident. If your case should go to trial, Jed Dietrich, Esq. has access to world-renowned manufacturing experts who are able to investigate your claim and effectively articulate to members of a jury why the manufacturer should be held liable to you. Testimony by a manufacturing expert can help prove that the product was dangerous and the manufacturer could have made it safer but for a violation of applicable manufacturing safety standards. An expert will help verify the manufacturer failed in their duty of making the product safe for its users.

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s team of Buffalo, New York manufacturing defect injury lawyers is highly experienced and dedicated to obtaining the best possible results for victims injured by manufacturing defects in Buffalo, New York; Rochester, New York; Niagara Falls, New York; throughout New York State and beyond. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C., recognized as a Best Law Firm of America, will fight to obtain the best result for your injury. To date, insurance companies have paid Jed Dietrich, Esq. over $175,000,000.00 in verdicts and settlements to resolve personal injury claims. Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today at 716-839-3939 for your free case consultation and the zealous personal injury representation that you deserve.

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