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General Negligence

General Negligence Attorneys in Washington, D.C.

Taking Legal Action against Negligence

Negligence is a seemingly straightforward concept – but it can become quite complex when considered from a legal perspective. By law, all of us are expected to behave in a reasonable manner when conducting day-to-day activities. Failing to do so is considered negligent. When negligence leads to someone else’s injury, the responsible person could be held accountable through legal action.

If you believe that someone else’s negligence has resulted in your injury, we encourage you to see whether you are eligible for compensation. Ashcraft & Gerel can help you determine if you have a valid claim. Our general negligence attorneys in Washington, D.C. have extensive experience pursuing legal action against individuals and businesses whose negligence harms others.

Contact us online or give us a call at (202) 759-7648 to request a free initial consultation.

Understanding the Nuances of Negligence

You are probably familiar with common types of negligence that lead to legal action. Drunk driving is a prime example of negligence. The driver breached his or her duty to drive on public roads safely and harmed others in the process. It is clear that the driver acted negligently and should be held liable for resulting injuries.

However, other cases are not as clear. There are seemingly infinite ways an accident could be interpreted and give rise to a cause of action for negligence.

For example, if a building collapses, should the construction company who made it be held accountable for resulting injuries? Or is the supplier who provided defective construction materials to blame? Alternatively, perhaps the owner of the building is negligent for failing to properly maintain it.

As another example, a patient who suffers harmful side effects after taking a prescription drug may want to pursue legal action. Should they be holding the manufacturer accountable for failing to properly test the drug? Should the doctor be to blame for a flawed prescription? Or is the pharmacist negligent for giving the wrong dose?

As you can see, these situations are complex and nuanced – but they all represent cases that our firm has resolved favorably. Our personal injury attorneys in Washington, D.C. are skilled at investigating negligence claims and uncovering evidence to pinpoint liability and hold the negligent party accountable. If you are suffering an injury caused by someone else’s negligence, we want to help you move forward with the compensation you are owed.

Call (202) 759-7648 now to get started on your case.

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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.