Case Results

Gas Line Explosion Causes Severe Burns To Bellsouth Worker

$2,077,000 Recovery

Rita G. v. National Excavator
Ocala, Alachua County, Florida
Attorney for Plaintiff: Robert M. Roselli

In an Alachua County case, our client suffered 3rd degree burns over her arms and legs after a gas line she was working near exploded. Preliminary investigation by the gas utility company and the Public Service Commission placed blame on our client for burning a hole through a gas line with her hand-held torch. Believing this was not the case, attorney Robert M. Roselli designed a legal strategy which involved hiring a team of top fire and safety experts to analyze the explosion and perform laboratory re-enactments which proved our client was not at fault. Damages were bolstered by obtaining video of skin graft surgeries performed by the burn specialist and hiring top experts in the field of life care planning, specifically for burn victims. The case was settled before trial for over two million dollars.

"This substantial settlement in excess of $2 million was the culmination of relentless and creative litigation on the part of plaintiff’s counsel."

Florida Jury Verdict Review and Analysis
Volume 14, Issue 9, September 2004

When Bob Roselli makes the decision to take your case, it is an expression of total commitment to injury victims and their families.

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