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Major Disaster Litigation

Major Disaster Litigation Attorneys

Representing Victims of Largescale Accidents - (800) 674-9725

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.

Speak to a major disaster litigation lawyer at our firm; call (800) 674-9725 for a free consultation.

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.

If you or someone you love was injured in a major disaster or accident, you may be entitled to compensation. If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact us online or call us at (800) 674-9725.

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  • “You must have been sent by GOD because without your help who knows how this would have turned out for me.”

    - Donald W.
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    - Charles B.
  • “I am very satisfied with the results and I highly recommend this firm.”

    - A Former Client


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.