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Rochester Product Liability Injury Lawyers

Top-Ranked Product Liability Attorneys in Rochester

Jed Dietrich, Esq., Is Recognized as A Super Lawyer and Elite Lawyer of America. If A Defective or Inherently Unsafe Product Has Injured You, The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Could Help You Secure the Compensation You Need to Reclaim Your Independence.

Big companies and local businesses have obligations that go beyond ensuring their own profitabilityBig companies and local businesses have obligations that go beyond ensuring their own profitability. Whether you are shopping for local produce at the Rochester Public Market or shopping for an automobile on Route 104, you have the right to expect your purchase to be free from potentially dangerous defects. Companies, much like individuals, have an ethical and legal responsibility to mitigate the foreseeable hazards inherent to their products. When manufacturers and retailers release untested, unsafe, or otherwise defective products, they could be held financially liable for any resulting injuries. Under New York law, consumers who have been harmed by such dangerous products may file a lawsuit seeking compensation for their damages.

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. is committed to accountability. Since founding the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. in 2005, Jed Dietrich, Esq., has secured more than $175 million for his clients—people who, in many cases, found themselves struggling to overcome catastrophe after putting their faith in a product they never imagined might jeopardize their physical safety and mental well-being. If you, or a loved one, have been injured by a defective product, our award-winning team of attorneys could help you file a compelling, evidence-based claim for recovery. Please send the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. a message online or call us today at 585-939-3939 to speak to an experienced product liability lawyer and schedule your free, no-cost consultation.

Three Theories of Product Liability Claims

Three Theories of Product Liability ClaimsUnder New York law, a product liability claim could be filed under any or all three of the following legal theories:

  1. Negligence: Product manufacturers have a legal responsibility to exercise reasonable care when designing, testing, and creating a product. Since businesses that manufacture certain goods could be considered industry experts, they are expected to take reasonable precautions to mitigate reasonably foreseeable defects. When companies fail to take common-sense measures and choose to release flawed products to the public, they could be held liable for negligence if their product causes an injury.
  2. Strict Product Liability: A strict product liability lawsuit may be filed if you—the accident victim—can prove that the product was defective. Unlike a negligence claim, an assertion of strict product liability requires evidence that the product was defective and, therefore, unsafe, irrespective of the manufacturer’s intent or exercise of reasonable care.
  3. Breach of Warranty: A product warranty is a guarantee made about the product’s quality, safety, or suitability for use. If a company, a retailer, or a salesperson promises that a product is safe to use under certain circumstances, they could be held liable for any resulting injuries if the product fails under such circumstances.

No company—large or small—is above the law. If you have been injured by a product that was improperly designed, inherently defective, or misrepresented at the time of purchase, you could receive compensation for your damages. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. believes in making justice accessible. We offer our clients across Rochester and Monroe County 100% free consultations. We are available online and by phone 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Please message us online or call us at 585-939-3939 to schedule your appointment as soon as possible.

Four Common Product Liability Lawsuits

When defective or inherently unsafe products injure consumers, consumers can file a claim for compensation in a state or federal court. However, not all product liability lawsuits share the same features. The four most common types of product liability torts relate to the following:

  1. Manufacturing Defects: A manufacturing defect occurs when a product is not designed or produced as intended. Manufacturing defects could affect a single product, such as a single faulty set of brakes, or an entire category of products, such as every set of brakes fabricated at the same factory within a specific period of time.
  2. Design Defects: A design defect affects an entire range or line of products, causing the products to either not work as intended or to facilitate a dangerous condition under certain circumstances.
  3. Marketing Defects: Marketing defects relate to how a manufacturer portrays or explains a product’s features and potential hazards. When companies fail to warn customers of known dangers that might go unnoticed by otherwise reasonable, cautious consumers, their product could contain a marketing defect. For example, children’s toys that contain small parts may have packaging or instruction manuals that warn parents that these parts could pose a choking hazard.
  4. Breach of Warranty: If a manufacturer, retailer, or salesperson makes certain promises about a product’s qualities, uses, and features, these promises could be construed as a form of warranty. If the product’s inherent features breach this warranty, then an accident victim could claim damages if such features injure them.




Three Important Types of Evidence in Product Liability Litigation

The success of a product liability lawsuit is often dependent on evidence. The most substantial forms of evidence typically include the following:

  1. The Defect: A company cannot be sued for selling or leasing a defective product if the product is not demonstrably defective. However, proving that a product is defective can be challenging. Since many large corporations have abundant resources and their own in-house legal counsel, they may try to offload liability by arguing that your injuries were not caused by an actual defect but by the misuse or misapplication of the product.
  2. Expert Opinions: The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. regularly consults industry experts when litigating product liability claims. Since our experts are intimately familiar with product manufacturing, they could analyze the item’s features to explain how the product’s design, packaging, or features caused or contributed to the accident.
  3. Results: Everyone seeking to file a product liability lawsuit must be able to show the court that the defective product caused their injuries. Depending on the nature of your case, our attorneys could substantiate your claim by reviewing your medical records, showing the court pictures of your physical injuries, and interviewing eyewitnesses.

New York does not currently limit the damages that consumers could receive in a product liability claim. However, the Empire State still has a restrictive statute of limitations: if you wait too long to speak to an attorney, the court could automatically dismiss your claim without giving you a chance to tell your side of the story. Take the first step towards justice: call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today at 585-939-3939.

Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 585-939-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious, and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Rochester, 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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