Damien Orato practices in the areas of product liability and casualty defense.
In his product liability practice, Damien represents manufacturers of motor vehicles, motorcycles, off-road vehicles, trucks, personal watercraft and railroad equipment against claims resulting in catastrophic injury and death. Damien defends domestic and foreign manufacturers in litigation involving various vehicle components and systems including roofs, seats, seatbelts and occupant restraints, airbags, brakes and other crashworthiness claims.
In his casualty practice, Damien represents trucking companies in cases involving significant and catastrophic injuries as well as wrongful death claims. He defends trucking clients in cases involving issues concerning weight, lighting, driver qualifications and performance, and vehicle maintenance and repair. He has litigated cases involving issues related to the electronic control module. He has defended claims arising from a variety of trucking accidents including rollovers, vehicle/ pedestrian, and multiple vehicle collisions.