If you’re looking for a personal injury lawyer in North Carolina or Virginia, I highly recommend this law firm.


Annie G. - Google Review

In North Carolina Or Virginia, I highly recommend this law firm.


Other Client - Testimoinal Placeholder

Virginia & North Carolina
Personal Injury Attorneys

Shapiro, Appleton & Washburn is a personal injury law firm dedicated to serving the community of Virginia and North Carolina. As a firm, we are passionate about helping injured clients recover maximum compensation and have made a commitment to excellence, diversity, inclusion, and equal rights for all.

Whether you need an attorney after a car accident, a railroad accident, or a brain injury, we can help. Contact us today to schedule your free case consultation and discuss your case with one of our experienced and skilled attorneys.

Our Firm’s Practice Areas:

  • Car Injuries: If you or a loved one was seriously injured in a car accident, we can help.
  • Truck Injuries: Whether you are injured by a large commercial truck, tractor-trailer, or a big rig, the attorneys at our firm can help you recover the compensation you need.
  • Railroad/FELA: If you or a loved one was seriously injured or suffering from a disease in a railroad accident, contact our attorneys. We have handled the following cases in this area, and are ready to help you.
    • Railroad worker injuries
    • Railroad crossing crashes
    • Occupational disorders
    • Diseases such as lung, hearing, or repetitive stress injuries
    • Asbestos and mesothelioma
    • Train/railroad derailments and wrecks
    • Amtrak passenger train injuries
    • Railroad toxic chemical spills
    • Wrongful death

Since 1985, we have recovered notable settlements and jury verdicts for our clients – including a record-setting $46 million jury verdict in 2001.

  • Medical Malpractice: If you were injured due to the negligence or recklessness of a medical professional, you may be entitled to financial compensation – and our attorneys can help.
  • Wrongful Death: If you lost someone that you love due to the negligence or reckless actions of another, we can help you seek justice and financial compensation. We know nothing can ever reverse what happened, but we hope we can help you find some form of closure by holding the responsible party accountable.
  • Brain Injuries: If you or someone you love has suffered a brain injury due to a preventable accident, our attorneys are here to help you recover the compensation you need for your future.
  • Mesothelioma/Asbestos: If you were exposed to asbestos and later developed mesothelioma, you have legal rights and our firm can help you protect them.
  • Electric Shock/Electrocution: If you suffered a serious electric shock injury or lost someone you love due to electrocution, we are here to inform you of your rights and help you file a claim to recover the financial compensation you deserve.
  • Defective Drugs & Faulty Products: If you were injured by a defective product or a dangerous prescription drug, contact us today for assistance.
  • Bike Injuries & Crosswalk Injuries: If you were seriously injured while riding your bike or crossing the sidewalk, contact us. We can provide you with the legal assistance and advice you need.
  • Nursing Home Injuries: If an elderly loved one was neglected or abused in a nursing home, call us today. We can help your loved one receive proper care, while also holding the negligent nursing home facility accountable for its wrongdoing.
  • Boat/Watercraft Injuries: If you or a loved one was seriously injured in a boat accident, we are here to help you navigate the claims process.

If your case doesn’t fall in one of these categories, contact uswe may still be able to help.

as featured on

  • 75+ years

    Over 75 years combined legal experience

  • Multi-Million
    Results

    Record Setting Verdicts.

  • $0 fee

    Never a fee unless we win.

Verdicts & Settlements

We are very proud of the success we have had in obtaining large settlements, arbitration awards, judgments, and jury verdicts.
see all results

$60m

Brain Injury

$11m

Wrongful Death

$5.5m

Truck Accident

$5m

Wrongful Death

What our clients say

all testimonials

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


Matthew - Google Review

"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..."


Cheslea - Google Review

"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."


Sandy - Google Review

"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."


Frank - Google Review

"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..."


Diamond - Google Review

"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..."


Ashley - Google Review

Our attorneys at Shapiro, Appleton & Washburn bring a unique blend of backgrounds, skill sets, and resources to serve you.

Our law firm believes
in treating our clients like family.

  • We make clear and consistent communication with our clients a priority. Our attorneys are always available to answer any questions you have and will keep you updated during your case.
  • We always provide free and confidential case consultations.
  • We take cases on a contingency fee basis — meaning we do not charge fees until we recover proper compensation for you.
  • We utilize cutting-edge technology to benefit your case.
  • We have established a reputation for excellence and hold ourselves to high ethical standards.
  • We are multi-state lawyers – meaning we are licensed to practice law in a variety of states.

Contact Shapiro, Appleton & Washburn Today

Whether you are dealing with a railroad accident, truck accident, or another type of personal injury case, the attorneys at Shapiro, Appleton & Washburn 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.