Experienced Injury Attorneys with a Legacy of Results
Major Disaster Litigation

Major Disaster Litigation

Rockville, MD Injury Lawyers

When disaster strikes, the skilled team of trial lawyers at Ashcraft & Gerel stands ready to seek justice on behalf of victims and their families. Our Rockville injury attorneys have a reputation for success in handling complex, high-stakes major disaster litigation across the U.S. This includes the DC Metro smoke inhalation incident of 2015, the West Texas fertilizer plant explosion of 2013, and the West Virginia Massey mine explosion of 2010. We have battled corporate giants such as General Electric and Massey Energy, recovering millions of dollars in compensation for our clients in disaster litigation.

If you or someone you love was seriously injured in a major disaster or accident such as a mine collapse, oilfield explosion, transportation accident, or another incident, Ashcraft & Gerel can provide the level of legal representation you need. We are one of the largest plaintiffs’ firms in the country and have been fighting for the injured for over 65 years.

If you have any questions or would like further information, please call us at (301) 231-1937 or contact us online. Your initial case review is free and confidential.

Specialized Expertise in Major Disaster Litigation

When it comes to litigation for large scale, catastrophic events, specialized knowledge and expertise in several distinct fields are required to prevail. Not only does our firm have highly experienced litigators and support staff to manage these cases, but we work with experts in relevant fields to build compelling cases that pave the way for fair settlements and jury awards. We may be pitted against large corporations with considerable resources and manpower to counteract our clients’ claims, but we have our own resources and are armed with legal expertise that gives us an advantage against even seemingly impossible odds.

Our Rockville personal injury lawyers take on major disaster litigation involving:

  • Aviation accidents
  • Mining accidents
  • Fertilizer plant explosions
  • Oilfield explosions and fires
  • Chemical/hazardous waste spills
  • Railroad accidents
  • Offshore accidents
  • Plant and refinery accidents
  • Oil rig explosions
  • Industrial accidents

Personal Attention from Our Rockville Attorneys

Although Ashcraft & Gerel is a large firm, we take care to treat our clients with the compassion and respect they deserve. We take a hands-on approach and provide personalized service through every stage of our clients’ cases. If you were injured in a major disaster or accident, you can count on our Rockville attorneys to be there for you every step of the way.

Contact our offices today for your free case evaluation.

Client Testimonials

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

    - Donald W.
  • “I felt very comfortable and appreciated how she made me feel.”

    - 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.