Testimonials From Real Clients

One of the best ways to gauge the quality of a personal injury law firm is the feedback from prior clients.  We are proud to have served so many people who needed help during a difficult time. 

  • Page 13
  • You acted as a friend, not just an attorney. It felt as if we were your only clients!

    I just want to thank you so much for being so caring and compassionate to our needs. We were in a nursing home the week after our motorcycle accident. You flew down to meet us and attended to our needs. You believed in us and made sure that we got the compensation that we deserved! We have a good quality of life and are financially set because of you and of course GOD! You fought for us, and I knew you would not settle for second best. You returned every phone call and answered every question, no matter how dumb it sounded. You acted as a friend, not just an attorney. It felt as if we were your only clients! Thanks again for digging deep in our case challenging ER doctors and Police, and uncovering the coverup! Thanks again for all you have done!! Thanks to the very knowledgeable staff at Shappiro, Lewis & Appleton! God Bless You, HM Client: H.M. Case: Motorcycle Wreck in Virginia Attorney: Jim Lewis

    HM
  • If you need an attorney, please contact Mr. Shapiro, he is the best. I have told everyone I know about his firm, and will continue to spread the word.

    Mr. Shapiro: I would like to personally thank you and your office for taking care of my accident. I had a fall case in a restaurant in Virginia, which I live in North Carolina. I had an attorney here working on the case for more than a year, that attorney then told me that I did not have a case that the statute of limitations in Virginia had run out. Mr. Shapiro proved them wrong. I contacted his office via the internet, got an immediate response. He is an extremely nice man that made me feel like he cared, which he truly did indeed. I spoke with him on the phone and in no time he had the case rolling. He in fact advised me that the statutes had not run out and that since the accident did happen in Virginia and I am a resident of North Carolina, that the statutes in this state were still good. All I can say is WOW what a wonderful group of people he has there. In no time at all Mr. Shapiro had my case settled, my funds were in my bank, and all was resolved. After being told by my attorney in North Carolina, that basically I did not have a case. Again all I can say is what a wonderful team Mr. Shapiro has, and how fast they worked to get my case settled. Everyone at his office made me feel not only special but like I was a member of their family. I can not say enough how extra nice and intelligent this group is. They are professional, expedient and a very caring group. If you need an attorney, please contact Mr. Shapiro, he is the best. I have told everyone I know about his firm, and will continue to spread the word. Mr. Shapiro, thank you with all my heart. Debbie

  • If you need an attorney, please contact Mr. Shapiro, he is the best. I have told everyone I know about his firm, and will continue to spread the word. 

    Mr. Shapiro: I would like to personally thank you and your office for taking care of my accident. I had a fall case in a restaurant in Virginia, which I live in North Carolina. I had an attorney here working on the case for more than a year, that attorney then told me that I did not have a case that the statute of limitations in Virginia had run out. Mr. Shapiro proved them wrong. I contacted his office via the internet, got an immediate response. He is an extremely nice man that made me feel like he cared, which he truly did indeed. I spoke with him on the phone and in no time he had the case rolling. He in fact advised me that the statutes had not run out and that since the accident did happen in Virginia and I am a resident of North Carolina, that the statutes in this state were still good. All I can say is WOW what a wonderful group of people he has there. In no time at all Mr. Shapiro had my case settled, my funds were in my bank, and all was resolved. After being told by my attorney in North Carolina, that basically I did not have a case. Again all I can say is what a wonderful team Mr. Shapiro has, and how fast they worked to get my case settled. Everyone at his office made me feel not only special but like I was a member of their family. I can not say enough how extra nice and intelligent this group is. They are professional, expedient and a very caring group. If you need an attorney, please contact Mr. Shapiro, he is the best. I have told everyone I know about his firm, and will continue to spread the word.Mr. Shapiro, thank you with all my heart. Debbie

    Debbie
  • I am truly impressed by Mr. Shapiro and his result oriented approach.  I have high regard for Mr. Shapiro's expertise and have recommended him to other associates of the airline industry and personal friends.

    I am a Flight Attendant for a major airline and chose Shapiro & Appleton as my counsel. Mr. Richard Shapiro was able to understand the complex situation of my aviation case and put together an aggressive litigation strategy.  We were able to file a compelling complaint and force opposing counsel, who represented [a large] manufacturer of aircrafts, and was represented by one of the largest law firms in New York, to make a substantial settlement offer shortly thereafter.  I am truly impressed by Mr. Shapiro and his result oriented approach.  I have high regard for Mr. Shapiro's expertise and have recommended him to other associates of the airline industry and personal friends.   [Name withheld for privacy purposes]

  • A note of thanks for taking the time to talk with me and my father via telephone conference call on September 1, 2009, regarding my mother’s accident and injuries.

    Dear Firm Attorney: A note of thanks for taking the time to talk with me and my father via telephone conference call on September 1, 2009, regarding my mother’s accident and injuries. My father did talk with a casino employee who was present at the time, and he provided my father the incident report number and suggested we contact their Safety Risk Manager. I have contacted her, but have not been successful to date getting a return call, but will be persistent. My mom is currently in rehabilitation, and is coming along okay, but is still very weak, not certain when the time will come when she can go home. Again on behalf of both of my parents and I thanks ever so much for listening to our concerns and the legal assistance you provided. Hopefully things will work out. Sincerely, D

    D
  • "Mr. Lewis and Mrs. Brannon were very helpful and professional."

    Dear Mrs. Brannon:         I want to thank you and Mr. Lewis for your professionalism handling my case. You were very understanding of my needs and for that I would recommend your firm to others. Allison- Rescue, Virginia

  • Thank you for treating my family with respect.

    Dear Firm Attorney, I would like to thank you for treating me like family and being upfront throughout the whole case.  Your law firm is all about the client's best interest.  You were honest and concerned about my health and well being and seeing that I got a fair settlement.  I have already recommended two people to you for help with their cases. Stephen from Alexandria, Virginia

  • Thank you for your help.

    Dear Firm Attorney: I would recommend your services to others.  I was told by others that I had waited too long to file a lawsuit, but you proved them wrong. Jimmy from Greenville, SC

  • In August, 2007, I was struck by a car as I was walking across a street at an intersection in Norfolk.  ... I consulted an attorney in Virginia who advised me that I could recover nothing due to the contributory negligence provisions of Virginia law.... I found Mr. Shapiro’s website and e-mailed him with a brief description of my situation...He and his staff did absolutely everything else, always in a professional manner....

    December 2008  In August, 2007, I was struck by a car as I was walking across a street at an intersection in Norfolk.  The accident happened as I was preparing to relocate to California.  I consulted an attorney in Virginia who advised me that I could recover nothing due to the contributory negligence provisions of Virginia law. I moved to California as planned several weeks after the accident.  Seeking medical attention here, it became clear that my condition was far more serious than originally thought, and that I required surgery for my heel, which was fractured in several places.  The expenses were going to be substantial, not only for actual medical costs, but for indirect expenses and lost work during my recovery.  I found Mr. Shapiro’s website and e-mailed him with a brief description of my situation.  He responded within 24 hours, agreed to take my case, and gave me clear directions on how to proceed.  I was concerned that my being in California and his being in Virginia would present a difficulty.  It was not.  As I recall, my only effort was the mailing of two envelopes of documents to him.  He and his staff did absolutely everything else, always in a professional manner.  Any inquiries I made received prompt and complete responses. The result was a [significant-amount withheld] settlement.  My health provider in California made a claim against part of the settlement to offset its expenses, and Mr. Shapiro negotiated with them to significantly reduce the amount they were seeking.  The proceeds of the settlement were electronically transferred to my bank account. The accident and aftermath were a nightmare, but I couldn’t be more pleased than I have been with Mr. Shapiro’s services. Mike P.

  • I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping get my claim settled with UNUM Provident.

    09-2008 Hey Rick, This Card is way overdue. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping get my claim settled with UNUM Provident. Without you and your company, I know I would never have gotten it paid. Until they knew you were in charge, they were ready to pass judgment. (In their favor of course). Than you out of the generosity of your heart, took them on for my benefit and they JUMPED to attention. If it hadn’t been for [my local union representative]and yourself fighting for my rights as a railroader, to get what was rightfully mine, I would have been wrongfully "screwed". Rick I’ll never forget this and if I can ever do anything for you, I’ll be there. Your professional courtesy went beyond the call of duty. If I ever need a great RR attorney in the future or know of anyone who does, I’m calling you and/or bringing them to you. Just can’t thank you enough!     A Grateful BLET Member Thomas B. {Note: Our firm handled this claim pro bono (for no legal fee) because we knew that UNUM, the disability insurer, was wrongfully denying this claim and we were outraged by the treatment he was given because he was not represented by a lawyer, among other issues.}