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The attorneys of Ashcraft & Gerel have established a tradition of success in handling major disaster cases. Major disasters include wide-scale, preventable catastrophes, either in the workplace or while using public transportation. In recent years, the firm has provided legal assistance to victims of the West Virginia Massey Mine explosion in 2010, the West Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion of 2013, and the D.C. Metro Smoke Inhalation Incident of 2015.

Why Choose Ashcraft & Gerel to Represent You & Your Family?

Ashcraft & Gerel has the resources necessary to handle even the largest cases. As one of the largest plaintiffs’ firms in the country, we employ nearly 40 attorneys. We also have a large and experienced support staff to assist our attorneys in handling any case that comes our way, regardless of the size, complexity, or stature of the defendant. With offices throughout the Washington Metropolitan Area, including Maryland and Virginia, we can represent you wherever you live.

Ashcraft & Gerel also has a long track-record of battling corporate defendants worth millions—and even billions—of dollars. As a result of our experience, our major disaster litigation attorneys are fearless when it comes to taking on any legal matter, regardless of who is on the other side of the courtroom. The attorneys in our disaster practice group have successfully taken on Goliath defendants, such as General Electric, Massey Energy, and others, resulting in millions recovered for our clients and their families.

Each disaster case we have handled has involved distinct and complex issues that require particular focus and experience for success. As a result, we make it a priority to work closely with only the best subject-matter experts for each disaster case. For example, handling the Massey Mine case required specialized knowledge in the fields of mine ventilation and mine engineering. The attorneys in Ashcraft & Gerel’s disaster practice group reached out to those experts to ensure that our clients would have the advantage when pitted against the defense and their vast resources.

Because Ashcraft & Gerel is a large firm, we have the unique ability other firms may not have to secure only the best experts. Such experts are often the key to defeating the biggest defendants.

Despite our extensive size and access to resources, we still provide hands-on, caring attention to each client. Our previous clients speak to our compassion and willingness to address individual case issues in a timely and compassionate manner. Because we represent seriously injured people on a daily basis, we understand the importance of providing comprehensive and attentive legal representation for each client.