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Proving a Product Liability Claim

Top Rated Product Liability Injury Attorneys In Buffalo, New York

Contact Jed Dietrich, Esq., Recognized as a New York Super Lawyer, if You Suffered Injuries or Illnesses Caused by Dangerous or Defective Products in New York State.


Product Liability Each year, thousands of unsuspecting consumers suffer serious injuries, illnesses and even fatalities while using products that should have been safe to use. While almost any consumer product could have a defect that causes injuries or death, there are a number of them that frequently do. Consumer products that are frequently involved in product liability claims include children’s toys, auto parts, foods, medications and household appliances.

Product designers, manufacturers and distributors throughout the United States have a legal obligation to ensure that the products they introduce to the market do not present unreasonable risks of injury or illness. Innocent consumers can suffer permanent and life-altering injuries when companies ignore consumer safety interests in pursuit of higher profit margins. Every day Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his top rated team of product liability injury attorneys in Buffalo, New York at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. strive to provide the highest level of personal injury service to victims that suffered defective product related injuries in Western New York and beyond.

Jed Dietrich, Esq. is recognized as an American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Attorney and he sympathizes with your feelings of frustration and anxiety after suffering defective product related injuries. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s compassionate team has witnessed the consequences that these injuries can have on victims and their loved ones. After an injury, you should make your recovery your top priority, and allow our team to help with the rest. We believe that the parties responsible should be held accountable for their defective products.

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s team of Buffalo, New York defective product liability lawyers is highly experienced, aggressive, tenacious and hardworking. If you were injured by a defective product in Buffalo, New York; Rochester, New York; Niagara Falls, New York or beyond, our team is determined, disciplined and dedicated to obtaining the best possible result for you. Recognized as a Best Law Firm of America, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. will fight to obtain the best result for your serious personal injury. Insurance companies have paid Jed Dietrich, Esq. over $150,000,000.00 in verdicts and settlements to resolve personal injury claims, so call us today to find out how we may be able to help you. The Dietrich Legal Team can be reached at 716-839-3939 for your free case consultation.

Evidence Used In A Product Liability Claim

A successful product liability claim requires both the existence and proper preservation of evidence to support your claim. The following list identifies and explains some of the most significant forms of evidence in these types of claims:

  1. The Defect: It is necessary to show that the product in question was actually defective. For this reason, it is crucial to save the product that caused the injury, as well as any associated warranties, instructions or packaging. The product can be analyzed by various expert engineers, mechanics, researchers and other professionals. When the actual product can be thoroughly examined and tested by our experts, the likelihood of proving that the product was defective is drastically increased.
  2. The Experts: Experts will be able to determine whether the product was faulty because of a design defect, manufacturing error or a flaw in the warnings or instructions. Our experts can reconstruct the accident to demonstrate that the product was being used for its intended purpose. Additionally, testimony by experts can help us prove that the product was dangerous and that it could have been made safe if proper steps were taken.
  3. The Result: Victims of defective products must establish the extent of their illnesses or injuries that they sustained because of the faulty product. This can be proven with photos of the injury, medical records or other indications of damages. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. is here to help. We will help build your case, compile your evidence and fight manufacturers and big companies to hold them accountable and ensure that you are compensated for your damages.

If you, or a loved one, were seriously injured by a defective product, contact Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his top rated team of Buffalo, New York dangerous and defective product liability lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. for a free consultation. Our team is available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week at 716-839-3939 or by filling out the online consultation form. We are the aggressive, tenacious and hardworking Buffalo, New York personal injury lawyers who are ready to fight for the compensation that you deserve!

Strict Liability For Defective Products

Under New York law, all products must be reasonably safe for their intended use. Manufacturers must warn of all foreseeable dangers which might not be apparent to consumers. Under the theory of strict liability a manufacturer can be held responsible for its product without the victim having to prove it was negligent. While victims can still bring a product liability claim based on negligence or breach of warranty, under strict liability all victims need to show is that the product had a defect and that they were injured as a result of that defect.

The three main types of product defects include:

  1. Products that are dangerous by design;
  2. Products that became dangerous because of mistakes made while being manufactured; and
  3. Failure to properly warn the consumer of the potential hazards of the product.

In many cases, a manufacturer will try to claim that its product was defect-free and attempt to place the blame on the victims. New York’s strict liability statute has been designed to protect consumers and motivate manufacturers to produce safer products.

WERE YOU, OR A LOVED ONE, INJURED AS A RESULT OF A DANGEROUS OR DEFECTIVE PRODUCT IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?

CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS AGGRESSIVE, TENACIOUS AND HARDWORKING TEAM OF BUFFALO, NEW YORK PRODUCT LIABILITY ATTORNEYS AT 716-839-3939 NOW TO OBTAIN THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!

Effectively Proving A Product Liability Claim

Person signing a claim Large product manufacturers have substantial resources at their disposal. As a result, they are able to hire the best defense attorneys in the business, who will stubbornly oppose product liability claims brought against the product manufacturer. This is why it is crucial that injured victims hire an experienced product liability attorney as soon as possible. Product liability lawsuits are extremely technical and often require extensive research and investigation in order to be successful.

Gathering evidence and identifying potential witnesses is time consuming and time sensitive. Our team will examine the history of the company responsible, in an effort to uncover similar claims and evaluate their response to the defects or safety concerns that were brought to their attention. Our experienced product liability attorneys act promptly to formulate sound legal strategies, not only to increase our client’s probability of receiving the maximum compensation for their injuries, but also to ensure that justice is served. We achieve great success, in part, because of our long established relationships with industry leading experts that can verify that the company at fault failed in their duty to make a safe product. If your case should go to trial, our expert witnesses will effectively articulate to members of a jury why the manufacturer should be held liable.

Every product liability lawsuit is unique. As such, you need an experienced lawyer who is prepared to hold all of the responsible parties accountable for your injuries. Jed Dietrich, Esq. has been handling serious personal injury cases since 1999 and has the experience and proven results to help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today at 716-839-3939 for your free consultation with our team of product liability injury attorneys in Buffalo, New York.

Compensation For Victims Of Defective Products

Those who suffered injuries from defective products may be entitled to compensation. Victims can pursue recovery for damages through a product liability claim, which may include compensation for:

  1. Past, present and future medical expenses;
  2. Pain and suffering, both physical and mental;
  3. Diminished loss of future earning capacity;
  4. Loss of enjoyment of life; and
  5. Permanent disabilities.

If the manufacturer acted with gross negligence or recklessness, punitive damages may also be available. If you lost a loved one because of a dangerous or defective product, although nothing can truly make up for your loss, you may have the right to file a wrongful death claim. A wrongful death lawsuit can provide surviving family members with monetary compensation and a sense of closure after the loss of a loved one.

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. is recognized as a Best Law Firm of America that strives to provide the highest level of personal injury service to the people of Western New York. Our Buffalo, New York product liability attorneys fight back against defective products and will take immediate action to investigate your injuries and collaborate with world-renowned experts to determine who should be held accountable. Contact us today at 716-839-3939 so that we can help you!


Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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I am a medical doctor and have worked with many of the best lawyers in Buffalo and I can say without question that Jed Dietrich is the only lawyer I would trust with my injury case in Buffalo New York. B.O.
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