Duffy Firm Featured in Top U.S. Settlements of 2018

(Philadelphia) - A record-setting settlement secured by the Duffy law firm topped the list of Top Verdict’s Top 10 Settlements in the United States in 2018. The $160 million settlement, where U-Haul compensated victims of a propane tank explosion in Philadelphia, ranked #1 in Pennsylvania and #19 nationwide.

Tom Duffy and his team worked for years to prove that U-Haul was to blame in the food truck explosion that killed two and severely burned a young girl. In the personal injury/wrongful death case, they conducted over 55 depositions, filed over 100 motions to secure evidence, and viewed thousands of hours of video surveillance. The firm created a custom animation that showed what caused the explosion and how it could have been prevented. Additionally, the team was able to show a complete breakdown in safety protocols, including use of a faulty, out-of-date propane tank and lack of training for U-Haul workers.

Top Verdict recognizes attorneys and law firms based on historic facts and not on the opinion of others - whether that of peers or a panel of experts. The Top Verdict lists recognize the narrowest circle of achievers in the legal industry. Most firms will make a Top Verdict list only once in their history.

The Duffy firm, founded in 1988 by Tom Duffy, is committed to making a difference in the City of Philadelphia through its advocacy of victims of catastrophic injury and their families. To learn more, visit www.duffyfirm.com.