What Types of Car Accident Cases Does Ashcraft & Gerel Handle?

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Every type of car accident is unique, and you deserve a car accident lawyer with the experience and know-how to fight for you – no matter what kind of accident you were in.

For more than 70 years, Ashcraft & Gerel have been standing up for car accident victims and helping them get the fair compensation they deserve. We’ve handled all different types of car accident cases, and we’re ready to help you get back on your feet. Schedule your free case review now!


Types of Car Accident Cases We Handle

Our car accident lawyers have represented clients in all types of car accident cases for more than seven decades. The car accident attorneys at Ashcraft & Gerel are ready to help with a variety of situations, including:

Distracted Driving Accidents

Distracted driving is one of the most common types of car accidents. Distracted driving accidents are often caused by drivers talking on their cell phones or texting while driving. Other distractions can include eating, passenger behavior, personal grooming, or any other behavior that takes your mind, eyes, or hands off driving.

Fatal Car Accidents

Auto accidents are one of the leading causes of unintentional death in the US, and losing a loved one in a car accident can be one of the most difficult things for a family to go through.
Beyond the emotional devastation, such a loss can have serious financial consequences for you and your family. A wrongful death suit can be brought against the negligent parties in order to compensate you for the financial and emotional losses you have suffered.

Car Diminished Value Claims

Even if it can be repaired, your car may never regain value lost after an accident, and once a car has been in an accident, that may affect any future resale value. You may be eligible for compensation for the damages to the car in addition to the loss of value of the car.

Rideshare Accidents

Ridesharing companies provide an important service, but using them can come with risks. If you are involved in an accident involving Uber, Lyft, or another ridesharing company, your case may be complex. Our rideshare accident attorneys have the experience in these types of cases to stand up for your rights against rideshare companies.

Hit & Run Accidents

When a driver responsible for an accident flees the scene, this is called a hit-and-run accident. It is illegal to leave the scene of an accident, but such drivers may never be identified. If you have been the victim of a hit-and-run, an experienced car accident attorney can help you identify sources of compensation, even if the negligent driver cannot be found.

Drunk Driving Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), someone is killed in an accident involving a drunk driver every 39 minutes. Drunk driving accidents can be among the most devastating on the road, and if you’ve been injured due to the negligent behavior of a drunk driver, we can help you get the compensation you deserve.

Head-On Collisions

When the front end of one vehicle collides with the front-end of another vehicle while the two vehicles are traveling in opposite directions, this is known as a head-on collision. These types of car crashes can cause devastating injuries and death, due to the extreme force involved. Head-on collisions can lead to lifelong pain and suffering, and an experienced head-on collision attorney can fight to get you a settlement that can pay for current and future medical needs.

Rear-End Collision Accidents

Rear-end collisions are all-too-common and can happen in a variety of ways, including at slow or high speeds, or when stopped at a traffic sign, traffic light, or traffic hazard. Rear-end accidents often occur when the rear driver is distracted, and the driver who is hit may receive serious injuries from the force of the impact.

Drowsy Driving Accidents

Driving requires a clear head and the ability to react quickly to changing conditions, and if a driver is drowsy due to lack of sleep, prescription or illicit drugs, or alcohol, the results can be deadly. If you have been injured due to a suspected drowsy driver, you may be entitled to compensation.

Rollover Accidents

Rollover accidents happen under a wide range of circumstances and can cause catastrophic injuries. Rollovers may occur due to car design, dangerous roadways, or defective tires. For example, SUVs and minivans have a higher center of gravity than ordinary passenger cars and are therefore more likely to roll, particularly if the car has a defective design. Additionally, other drivers’ negligence or weather conditions can increase the risk of a rollover.

Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents regularly occur when drivers are not looking out for walkers and runners, and unfortunately, these types of collisions are all too common on our roads and interstates today. Pedestrians typically suffer the worst injuries in a collision with a vehicle. If you were injured in a pedestrian accident, our attorneys have the experience to fight for you.

Passenger Injury Accidents

If you were injured as a passenger in a car accident, you may be entitled to seek compensation. Different individuals may be at fault for your injuries, including the driver of the car that you were a passenger in and the driver of the other vehicle. Getting fairly compensated for a car accident injury as a passenger can be complicated. Protect your legal rights by hiring an experienced attorney to represent you.

High-Speed Crash Accidents

Speeding causes accidents because speeding drivers often don’t have enough time to stop or avoid a collision. Speed limits are in place to keep drivers safe and reduce the likelihood of accidents. Drivers who speed are driving recklessly, and those who cause accidents while speeding can be held legally responsible for any damages.

Wrong-Way Driver Accidents

When a motorist drives the wrong way on the road, it can easily lead to head-on collisions, resulting in catastrophic accidents, severe injuries, and fatalities. As expected, wrong-way collisions are some of the most serious types of car accidents as both vehicles travel at high rates of speed and impact each other directly.

Unsafe Lane Change Accidents

Unsafe lane changes can cause accidents in many ways. Other drivers may be unprepared for motorists to perform a lane change, or the person executing the lane change may slam into another vehicle. Sometimes a quick lane change is necessary, as when avoiding debris in the road for example, but such maneuvers can cause serious accidents.

Rental Car Accidents

Any car accident is stressful, but when the car you’re driving is a rental, the situation becomes more complicated. There could be multiple insurance companies involved, including your own, that of the rental car company, and perhaps even your credit card company. Additionally, you could be dealing with serious injuries from the crash, as well as medical bills and missed time from work. We can help you navigate even the most difficult rental car accident case.

Road Rage Accidents

When drivers take their frustration and anger out on others, the consequence can be deadly.
Far too often, a simple traffic irritation can trigger a road rage accident, resulting in personal injury or even death. If someone has been involved in an accident where the other party was displaying signs of road rage, they should speak with an experienced car accident attorney as soon as possible.

Teen Driver Accidents

Even the best teen drivers lack driving experience, and even if they’re being careful, it’s easy for a teen driver to misjudge the speed of an oncoming car, poorly execute a turn, or make other mistakes that result in an accident. If you have been in an accident involving a teen driver, or have a teen driver who has been in an accident, we are here to help.

We Can Help You Navigate the Complexities of Any Car Accident Claim

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a car accident, you may be unsure of where to turn or what to do next. You may be wondering who to entrust with the unique circumstances of your specific car accident case. Our dedicated team of car accident attorneys has decades of experience with all types of car accidents, and we are ready to help you navigate the legal process and address any concerns you might have. We will protect your rights every step of the way and seek the maximum financial compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free case review!