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General Negligence

General Negligence Attorneys

Holding Others Accountable for Negligence & the Damage They Cause

Negligence is one of those words that can be defined in simple terms but may get complicated when applied to real life situations. So what is negligence? The law imposes on all of us a duty to behave in a reasonable manner in the conduct of all of our activities. If a person fails to behave in a reasonable manner, they are negligent. If that negligence results in harm to another person, a legal cause of action may arise.

Have you been injured by someone else’s negligence? Call Ashcraft & Gerel at (800) 674-9725.

Examples of Personal & Corporate Negligence

We are all familiar with certain types of negligent conduct giving rise to legal action. Drunk drivers causing auto accidents is the easiest example. The drunk driver breached the duty to operate his vehicle in a reasonably safe manner and caused injury to another.

But there is a truly infinite range of possible conduct that may or may not give rise to a cause of action for negligence.

  • If a building collapses, was it because of negligent construction by the builder? Defective materials from the supplier? Negligent maintenance by the owner?
  • If a drug causes dangerous side effects, is it because the manufacturer failed to test it properly? Did a doctor fail to follow the instructions? Did the pharmacist give the wrong dose?
  • If a person is injured by a criminal in an apartment, did the landlord provide adequate security? Was it a situation where better locks, or cameras, or even a guard were appropriate? How much notice of the crime risk was available to the landlord? Can there be negligence when the injury is caused by the intentional act of a criminal?

None of these situations are simple, but all of them represent cases in which Ashcraft & Gerel has successfully pursued claims on behalf of our clients.

If you or a loved one has been injured and you think it’s because of another person’s negligence, don’t try to figure it out on your own. Speak to a professional. Our firm has been having these conversations with prospective clients for 60 years.

Ashcraft & Gerel can meet you at home, in the hospital, or at one of our many office locations in Maryland and Virginia.

Call (800) 674-9725 or contact us online. We’ll be happy to discuss your case with no obligation and no fee unless we successfully resolve your claim.

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And Counting
  • Pharmaceutical Negligence $46 Million
  • Brain Injury Due to Defective Medical Device $16 Million
  • Injuries Caused by Mining Disaster $11 Million
  • Injuries to Foster Child From Abuse - Gov’t Agency $10 Million
  • Injuries Due to Negligent Operation of Train $6.1 Million
  • Child Injured at Birth - Umbilical Cord Compression $5.4 Million
  • Injured by Defective Helmet & Negligent Track Employees $3.5 Million
  • Child Injured at Birth – Deprived of Oxygen $2.9 Million
  • Injured Forklift Operator $2.5 Million
  • Burns from Flammable Bathrobe $2 Million

Why Choose Ashcraft & Gerel, LLP?

The Right Firm Makes a Difference
  • Compassionate Representation

    Our legal team understands what you are going through and is committed to defending your rights against powerful businesses and insurance carriers.

  • Committed to the Community

    Our advocacy extends beyond the courtroom through our extensive involvement in the community and support for positive change within our industry.

  • Fearless Advocacy When You Need It

    Our experienced legal team is not afraid to go to trial in order to maximize the recovery that our clients desperately need and rightfully deserve.

  • Respected within the Legal Field

    Our esteemed attorneys are highly regarded within the legal community and even command respect from adjustors and defense counsel.

  • At the Forefront of Major Litigation

    Our legal team has spearheaded litigation on behalf of injured clients in many high-profile cases, including major disasters, explosions and sexual abuse cases.

  • A Long Legacy of Successful Results

    Since its founding in 1953, Ashcraft & Gerel has obtained more than a billion dollars in successful verdicts and settlements for injured clients.