Fire & Explosions

Lou Accurso is the chairman of the propane and gas explosion group for the American Association for Justice (A.A.J.), the largest plaintiff's attorney organization in the United States of America. Our experience in propane and gas explosions is unmatched in the world.

In the 1980s it was unheard of to be allowed to offer evidence in a court of law that the odorant that is added to propane, a gas which naturally has no smell, could fade and cause leaked propane to be undetectable. Lou Accurso pioneered the fight to establish that the propane companies knew or should have known the odor fades over time, resulting in new industry warnings as well as new standards in the propane industry. Lou Accurso played a large part in truly making a deadly product safer when the companies that profited from the product were unwilling to step up and admit they had a problem that needed correcting.

When gas and propane explosions occur they result in property damage, sever injury, or death. The property damage can bring on repair work costing thousands of dollars and the physical injuries can require multiple surgeries and in turn bring about costly medical bills. The people that are victims in these explosions often are subjected to years of recovery and therapy. These damages to property and injuries are the consequence of someone else's negligence and therefore the victim has a right to file a lawsuit to be reimbursed for their medical bills, physical therapy, pain and suffering, lost wages, and property damage. Often, the injuries decrease a victim's long-term earning capacity and their quality of life, this occurs to the victim at no fault of their own but instead due to company or individual's careless actions.

Explosions are legally and scientifically complex and explosion lawsuits require experts to determine the cause of the explosion and liability. Our firm has successfully tried to verdict and settled many explosion lawsuits. We have extensive resources combined with our expertise that are essential in winning your lawsuit.

2013 Confidential Wrongful Death Settlement of $5.5 Million

In 2013 The Accurso Law Firm was able to achieve a $5.5 million settlement for the wrongful death of a father and husband who was burned terribly in their home when a propane-fueled boiler failed, causing burns to over 80% of his body. Our client’s family member lived for one month before passing due to his burn injuries.

This case presented a variety of complex liability issues. After nearly three years of work our clients were in agreement that the best thing for them to achieve closure was to settle the case. We are proud to out our clients in a position where they can be confident that they have been provided the finest services attorneys can offer in their time of need.

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