Shapiro & Appleton law firm is here to help. If you or a loved one was seriously hurt in an accident, our team of Virginia & North Carolina personal injury lawyers are here to help. We offer free, confidential consultations to all prospective clients.
We know that a serious injury caused by an accident is a traumatic and overwhelming experience. You probably have numerous questions and our team of attorneys try to answer as many of them as possible during the free consultation.
How a Free Consultation is Scheduled
Reach out to our firm by filling out the quick contact form on this page. When that form is submitted, it gets sent to one of our experienced injury attorneys. Yes, you read that correctly - your inquiry will be reviewed by an actual lawyer, not just a staff member. One of our lawyers will then personally reach out to you, either by e-mail or phone, to determine what date and time works best you for you come into the office for a consultation. Our firm has numerous satellite offices throughout the Hampton Roads region of Virginia including Norfolk, Hampton, Portsmouth, Newport News and Suffolk. We also have a satellite office in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina (i.e. the Outer Banks). If none of those locations work for you, our attorneys are more than happy to visit you at your home, the hospital, or another location of your preference.
Experienced, Accomplished Professionals
When you schedule your consultation, take comfort in knowing that you will meet with an experienced, accomplished trial attorney. Our attorneys are well respected in the legal community. For example, our attorneys are recognized as Virginia "Super Lawyers" in Law & Politics Magazine (since 2006) and the firm is rated as a Tier 1 "Best Law Firm" by U.S. News & World Report (since 2010).
What to Expect During the Consultation
You will meet with one of our attorneys and talk about what happened. The lawyer will ask you questions about how the accident occurred, your injuries, whether the insurance company has been in contact with you, whether you have insurance coverage, any current outstanding medical bills, and so forth. The objective of the consultation is to give you an honest analysis of your potential case and determine whether it makes sense to move forward. If you decide not to hire our firm, that is perfectly fine. We may not want to move forward with representation, due to potential conflicts or an assessment that your case does not meet our criteria. In either case, you owe us no fees. The consultation is totally free and everything you tell the lawyer is kept completely confidential.
Types of Cases We Handle
Our firm handles all types of serious personal injury and wrongful death cases. Below is a sample of the types of cases we deal with day in and day out.
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Wrongful death
- Defective product injuries
- Motorcycle accidents
- Boating accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Electric shock injuries
- Mesothelioma cancer
- Railroad worker injuries
Frequently Asked Questions
If I call or fill in the form, does that mean I am hiring your firm now?
No, this is a free confidential consultation. If you want to retain us it will be by a retainer agreement we send for your review. We only get paid if we recover for you also.
Are there upfront fees or hourly lawyer charges?
No, we are only paid a percentage of a recovery you approve, and there are no case expenses due until then.
Does your firm do anything besides personal injury law?
No, "All we do is injury law" is our slogan, and it's what we do every day, And we believe we have happy clients to prove it.