Duffy Firm Helps Fund Philadelphia Mobile Teaching Kitchen

(Philadelphia) After an historic, record-setting settlement arising from a catastrophic food truck explosion, the Duffty law firm has helped fund a mobile teaching kitchen in honor of the victims of the accident.

The mobile teaching kitchen is operated by the Vetri Community Partnership. This non-profit organization provides culinary and nutrition education programs throughout the City of Philadelphia and in Camden, NJ.

A Vetri Community Partnership chef/educator operating a pop-up community cooking class from the new mobile teaching kitchen.

“This contribution is an acknowledgement of our client’s resilience, her family’s legacy, and their work in the food business in Philadelphia,” said Tom Duffy. “The explosion was a tragic and horrific event. We want to foster every positive effort we can in its aftermath.”

In July 2014, an explosion in a Philadelphia food truck killed two people and severely burned two others. Duffy’s client was a young woman working with her aunt in the truck who was burned over 65 percent of her body. The firm secured a $54.35 million settlement for her – the largest amount ever paid to a minor in Pennsylvania. This will provide for her lifelong medical treatments and compensate her for her physical and emotional suffering.

Since 1988, the Duffy firm has advocated on behalf of victims of catastrophic injury and their families, obtaining results in the hundreds of millions for clients. To learn more about the firm, visit www.duffyfirm.com.