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Shapiro & Appleton

Virginia Beach-Norfolk Personal Injury Lawyers Helping Clients Get the Compensation They Deserve Since 1985

Welcome to the personal injury law firm of Shapiro & Appleton, with offices in Virginia Beach, VA and North Carolina. Our personal injury firm is here to help you and your family with a wide array of injury and wrongful death law claims. Our legal team is comprised of skilled car and truck accident lawyers practicing in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake & all areas of VA and NC. Since 1985, the firm has exclusively handled serious injury and wrongful death cases including:

  • Car accidents
  • Accidents between cars and commercial trucks
  • Defective product injuries
  • Medical malpractice
  • Motorcycle & pedestrian injury claims
  • Railroad worker injuries and disease claims (FELA)
  • Wrongful death 

Contact our office today by filling out a quick contact form on this page or by calling 1-800-752-0042. If you cannot get through due to high call volume, leave a message and an attorney will return your call within hours. 

Recognized as a Top-Notch Law Firm



The insurance companies and claims adjusters consider who they are up against when determining whether to offer a sizable settlement for a Norfolk car accident, Virginia Beach truck accident, or Chesapeake motorcycle accident injury claim. Our accolades include:

  • "AV" Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating a law firm can receive from this distinguished publication.
  • 10.0 Superb Rating on Avvo, a prominent attorney-rating web site.
  • Editors of a nationally-recognized web site, Legal Examiner (a publication dedicated to advancing public safety issues).
  • Track record of large, multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements including a record-setting $60 million (w/ interest) brain injury jury verdict and a $2.5 million wrongful death jury verdict.
  • Strong devotion to diversity and inclusion.
  • Commitment to charitable giving and volunteering for important public causes in our community.

Our Firm Handles All Types of Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Cases

  • Car accidents - Serious car crashes often occur on Interstate 64 (I-64), Interstate 264 (I-264), Interstate 664 (I-664), Virginia Beach Boulevard, Hampton Boulevard, Portsmouth, VA intermodal terminal, and the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel. These car accidents can cause serious harm requiring weeks or months of rehabilitation and missed time from work. Our team of car accident lawyers in Virginia Beach can help.
  • Truck accidents – Getting hit by a tractor-trailer, big rig, or 18-wheeler on Interstate 81 (I-81) in Roanoke, Interstate 664 (I-664), I-95, or anywhere else can be a life-altering incident.  Large commercial trucks cause significant damage to smaller vehicles. In addition, large trucking companies employ large teams of defense lawyers and claims adjusters. Level the playing field by hiring one of our experienced truck accident lawyers in Norfolk, Chesapeake, or Va Beach.
  • Wrongful death – Losing a loved one is heartbreaking and can be especially traumatic if the loss is sudden and unexpected (like losing someone in an accident). Let us help take some of the burden off your shoulders so you can focus on the grieving process.
  • Traumatic brain injuries – Serious accidents can result in you or a loved one suffering a traumatic brain injury or serious head wound that may result in memory loss, speed loss, and/or the inability to use your arms or legs. Our firm has significant experience handling traumatic brain injury cases. In fact, our firm (along with co-counsel) obtain a record-setting $60 million jury verdict involving a client who suffered a serious brain injury.
  • Medical malpractice – The bond between a patient and doctor is sacred since it is based on trust. When a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional makes a preventable mistake during surgery (e.g., cutting an artery, intubation injury, etc.) it not only causes physical harm, but is a violation of trust.
  • Railroad worker injuries – If you or a loved one was hurt while working for a railroad like Norfolk Southern, CSX, Conrail, Amtrak, Burlington Northern, etc. you may have a claim under the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA). Our Virginia railroad injury law firm has decades of experience representing injured trainmen, switchmen, engineers, conductors, etc. In fact, our railroad injury law firm was founded by a former railroad worker who got hurt on the job, then decided to go to law school and represent fellow railroaders.
  • Railroad worker diseases – Whether you were diagnosed with mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure or developed lung cancer after breathing in diesel exhaust fumes for years, we can help. Claims brought by railroad workers based upon a life-threatening disease also fall under the FELA.
  • Defective products and dangerous drugs – If you or a loved one was harmed by a defective product or prescription drug, you may be able to file a claim against the manufacturer for your injuries, time missed from work, and pain and suffering.
  • Other serious accident and injuries – Whether you were seriously hurt in a motorcycle accident, boat accident, slip and fall, or suffered an electric shock, our team of injury attorneys are here to help. 

Representing Clients Across Virginia Beach & Beyond

Even if you're not close to one of our Hampton Roads' offices, we will come to you even if you're anywhere in North Carolina, or in Abingdon, Alexandria, Arlington, Big Stone Gap, Blacksburg, Charlottesville, Chesapeake, Danville, Emporia, Falls Church, Fairfax, Franklin, Harrisonburg, Isle of Wight, Lynchburg, Manassas, Martinsville, Newport News, Petersburg, Radford, Richmond, Roanoke, Williamsburg, Winchester, and so forth. We also cover all areas of the Eastern Shore, including Accomack, Bloxom, Cape Charles, Eastville, Exmore, Greenbackville, Machipongo, Mappsville, Melfa, Nassawadox, Onley, Tangier, Temperanceville, Wachapreague, Wallops Island and so forth. Also personal injury lawyers with our firm are licensed to handle cases in Virginia (VA), North Carolina (NC), West Virginia (WV), South Carolina (SC), Kentucky (KY), and Washington, D.C.

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