Verdicts & Settlements

Settlement reached in fireworks explosion case

On July 2, 2003, a trailer full of fireworks exploded in Bonita Springs, FL killing 5 people. The surviving children and the mother of two brothers who died were referred to Tim Gallagher by out of state lawyers. The case was filed in Missouri because the main defendants were a fireworks manufacturer and pyrotechnic show producer located in the St. Louis area. Tim Gallagher represented the family through 3 years of complex litigation that included dozens of depositions, a variety of expert witnesses and procedurals challenges that took the case all the way to the Missouri Supreme Court. The case settled a few weeks before trial in June, 2008.

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Attorney Profiles

Sally I. Heller
Workers Compensation; Personal Injury; Automobile Accidents and Injuries; Truck Accidents; Wrongful Death; Head Injury; Spinal Injury; Premises Liability; Medical Malpractice

Timothy J. Gallagher
Serious Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice; Products Liability; Wrongful Death

Jennifer J. Finley
Personal Injury; Workers Compensation; Wrongful Death; Medical Malpractice

Matthew R. Davis
Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice; Products Liability; Wrongful Death; Criminal Defense