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Defective Product, Medical Device and Medication Injury Lawyers Serving Virginia & North Carolina

AWARD-WINNING AND NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED PERSONAL INJURY LAW FIRM

All we do is injury law. That is the slogan of our law firm and it is true. Our team of experienced and skilled defective product attorneys only handle personal injury and wrongful death cases each and every day. This laser-focus on personal injury litigation is why we are one of the preeminent personal injury law firms in the Southeastern United States. Our firm has extensive experience representing people injured by:

  • Defective, faulty products
  • Dangerous drugs, devices, medications

Firm Roots

Our law firm was founded in 1985 by an attorney who had a prior career working for a big railroad company.  He suffered an on-the-job injury that prematurely ended his railroad career. This prompted him to attend law school and focus on representing people who were seriously injured in accidents. As you can see, our firm not only sympathizes with you, work tirelessly to get your life back on track after suffering a serious bodily injury.

Experience with Complex Cases Involving Large Corporations

We have represented thousands of clients in cases where the defendant is a well-funded, big company. These cases are akin to David taking on Goliath, which is why you need top-notch personal injury representation. We are not afraid to take these big companies to court and hold them accountable for their wrongdoing and indifference to public safety. For example, our firm secured a $2.5 million wrongful death jury verdict in a case involving a defective lawn mower that exploded while it was being operated. We also secured a $750,000 settlement for a factory worker who had his hand mangled and later needed to have his thumb amputated because of a defective device. No matter the size of the defendant, we can help.

Capable of Representing You or a Family Member in All Types of Defective Product Injury or Death Cases

Shapiro & Appleton is ready and able to represent you in all types of defective product personal injury and wrongful death cases. For example, we have experience handling injury and wrongful death claims involving: 

This is just a general sampel of the defective product injury cases our legal team has handled. If you would like to discuss your particular case, contact our office today to schedule a free, confidential case review. 

Why Clients Choose Us

We are a nationally-recognized personal injury law firm and have been representing clients since 1985, and were named a “Best Law Firm” in personal injury law by US News (Norfolk, VA). Our personal injury firm has amassed a number of impressive accolades due to our success in the practice of personal injury and wrongful death law:

  • ​Best Lawyers in America
  • Super Lawyers.
  • AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • 10.0 Superb Rating on Avvo
  • A+ Rating by Better Business Bureau.

What Makes Our Personal Injury Law Firm Different

Our firm is known for personal service.  Have you ever felt like just a number?  Part of a cattle call?  You won’t feel like that with the attorney at our firm. We decided years ago that it was important to distinguish ourselves from the competition.  We have worked very hard at building our reputation and pride ourselves on it.  When you choose an attorney to handle your case, think about this - most big firms handle thousands of cases and you will be just one of thousands.  Most big firms have paralegals that handle the bulk of the work involved in an MDL (multi-district litigation), Class Action or product liability case.

This is what makes our firm different - you will have an actual lawyer fighting for you and someone who you can contact when you have questions or concerns. Our firm does not operate like most firms. With us, you will be treated like a person.  We will know your name.  We will know what happened to you.  We will tell you what is going on with your case whenever you want to know.

Litigation can be scary.  There is a reason why certain people do well as lawyers and certain people would rather not ever see the inside of a courtroom, much less address a jury.  Every personal injury lawyer here does not fear the courtroom.  We fight for our clients, and trust the jury system.

We may not advertise on TV, but that is a choice we made consciously. We're not focused on fancy commercials with explosions and paid celebrity endorsements. Our work speaks for itself - check our case results and our lawyer achievements.  If you want to be represented by someone who knows you and someone who cares, call us.  You won’t be disappointed.