Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp | Personal Injury & Accident Attorneys
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Brain Injury

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Truck Crash

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Medical Malpractice

Failure to diagnose infection causes amputation, death

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Virginia & North Carolina Trial Attorneys

Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp Law Firm are the leading Virginia Beach personal injury lawyers with office suites in Norfolk, Hampton, Portsmouth, Virginia, and Kitty Hawk, North Carolina serving clients in Virginia, North Carolina, and beyond. We have helped thousands of people through some of the most difficult times of their lives and have recovered multiple millions of dollars for our clients.

Meet (L-R) Eric Washburn, Kevin Sharp, Rick Shapiro & Andrew Stover

Richard Shapiro, Eric Washburn, Kevin Sharp, and Andrew Stover are highly skilled and experienced personal injury attorneys determined to seek justice for those in need. Known for their efficiency, determination, and passion, they are each ready and able to handle personal injury cases regardless of the stakes. If you need an attorney with the knowledge and determination to help you and your case, look no further than at Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp.

Together they have:

  • More than 75+ years of professional legal experience
  • Millions of dollars in case results
  • No fees without results
  • Call today to discuss your case

If you or a loved one was injured in an accident, we can help you understand your legal rights and devise a custom strategy to protect your best interests. We offer free consultations and never request up-front fees, so get the legal guidance you need now with a free phone call or fill in the simple inquiry form or live chat with us.

Our personal injury clients always come first. We handle phone calls 24/7 and as our client, you will receive consistent communication and updates regarding your case. No matter how complex your situation may be, you can rely on our Virginia Beach-based injury attorneys to advocate tirelessly for you. “All we do is injury law” is our slogan, and since 1985 we have fought for our clients to recover what they deserve from careless or negligent parties and are grateful for every Google 5-star review our clients have provided us. Diversity, inclusion, and equal rights are all critical to our mission: winning for our clients.

Contact Our Team To Learn How We Can Help You.
Call (833) 997-1774, fill in our free inquiry form, or live chat with us.

Our Firm’s Practice Areas

  • Car Injuries: If you or a loved one was seriously injured in a car, motorcycle, scooter, or biking crash caused by the negligence of another, put our decades of personal injury law experience to work for you, as our Virginia Beach car accident lawyers track record of hundreds of happy clients provides proof positive that we know how to win medical expenses, lost income, pain, mental anguish and all permissible forms of damages.
  • Truck Injuries: Whether you were injured by a commercial truck, van, tractor-trailer, or 18-wheeler, the experienced Virginia Beach truck injury attorneys at our firm can help you recover the maximum compensation you deserve.
  • Railroad/FELA: If you or a loved one sustained any form of railroad death, injury, or an occupational railroad disease/cancer in the eastern United States, contact our experienced Virginia FELA/railroad attorneys. We have successfully handled hundreds of railroad worker injuries (for engineers, conductors, and all railroad crafts), those injured in railroad crossing crashes, occupational lung diseases and cancers, asbestos, and mesothelioma claims.
  • Medical Malpractice: If you or a loved one were seriously injured due to the negligence of a doctor, hospital, surgeon, nursing home, or other medical providers, or your loved one suffered a wrongful death, you may be entitled to recover all medical expenses, lost wages and financial compensation for impairment, pain, and suffering – and our Virginia Beach medical malpractice attorneys can help.
  • Wrongful Death: If someone you love lost their life due to the negligence or reckless actions of another, the Virginia Beach wrongful death lawyers at Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp can help you seek medical expenses, lost wages, and all the compensation permitted by civil wrongful death laws. By holding the responsible party accountable, justice can be obtained in the form of a significant financial recovery.
  • Brain Injuries: If you or someone you love has suffered a closed head injury, concussion, or permanent brain injury (TBI) due to a preventable accident caused by negligence, our Virginia Beach brain injury attorneys are here to fight to recover the medical expenses, lost income and all forms of pain, mental anguish and intangible losses.
  • Mesothelioma/Asbestos: If you were exposed to asbestos and suffer related cancer, or have developed asbestos-induced mesothelioma cancer, our Virginia Beach asbestos lawyers can investigate all the responsible companies and sources of products that had invisible asbestos fibers and fight for maximum compensation from every company that negligently exposed you or your loved one to toxic asbestos.
  • Bike Injuries and Crosswalk Injuries: If you were seriously injured while lawfully riding your bike or as a pedestrian crossing a road, crosswalk, or parking area, contact us. Our Virginia Beach pedestrian injury lawyers have decades of experience with pedestrian and bike injuries and can help win your medical expenses, lost income, and compensation for impairment, pain, suffering, and all permissible losses.
Our attorneys at Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp bring a unique blend of backgrounds, skill sets, and resources to serve you.

Why You Should Hire Our Team

  • Clear, consistent communication throughout the process
  • Available to answer calls, texts, and emails 24/7
  • We never require up-front costs or any attorney fees until you win
  • Home and hospital visits or video chats if you cannot travel
  • Track record of millions recovered for our clients since 1985
  • We use cutting-edge technology to maximize your recovery

Contact Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp Today

Whether you are dealing with a railroad accident, truck accident, or another type of personal injury case, the attorneys at Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp can help. We have been providing high-quality representation for injured clients in Virginia and North Carolina since 1985. With our decades of experience, resources, and knowledge, we can help you recover the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to schedule your free case consultation.

What Our Clients Say

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“We were extremely pleased with our experience with Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp! Attorney Appleton was very personable and always accessible . He made us feel like we were his #1 priority throughout our case."


"Absolutely has the best lawyers. I worked with Eric Washburn. He was very helpful kept in touch the entire way. He helped explain somethings I didn't understand and pointed me in the best directions..."


"Randy Appleton was the most professional, respectful attorney we could have ever asked for. There aren't enough words to adequately recommend him to others. His effort and dedication on our behalf far exceeded our expectations."


"Very happy with the representation provided by Rick and his colleagues. All of my questions were answered and there was a clear explanation of how the case would go. I got more than I expected from the claim, so definitely pleased."


"Never have I ever been able to speak to an attorney throughout my cases. I was able to do that with Mr. Washburn. He kept me informed constantly and I never felt unsure about what was going on with our case..."


"I had a great experience with Rick Shapiro. I wasn't sure what kind of legal situation I was facing when I was struck by a car while walking in a marked crosswalk, but Rick assured me and my family that I deserved compensation..."


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