Personal injury, Car Injuries, Truck Injuries, Railroad/FELA, Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Brain Injuries, Mesothelioma/Asbestos, Electric Shock/Electrocution.
Welcome to Shapiro, Appleton & Washburn Injury & Accident Attorneys Portsmouth office. We have offices throughout Virginia and North Carolina. We are a leading Portsmouth personal injury attorneys firm. Since 1985, we have proudly represented folks seriously injured in all types of injury cases including car accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian, collisions involving tractor-trailers, malpractice, nursing home negligence, and all other serious injury cases. Are you looking for a personal injury attorney in Portsmouth, VA area? If you or a family member was hurt in an accident, contact our Portsmouth accident lawyers today to schedule a free, confidential case review. Our Portsmouth accident attorneys are 24/7 here available to assist you.
Our clients are usually down and out after a serious accident, struggling financially, physically, and emotionally. We take pride in advocating for the downtrodden and injured and getting the financial restitution they are owed.
Since 1985, the lawyers affiliated with Shapiro, Appleton & Washburn have dedicated their practice to helping people when they need it most. Our clients are usually down and out after a serious accident, struggling financially, physically, and emotionally. We take pride in advocating for the downtrodden and injured and getting the financial restitution they are owed.
The firm was founded by Eddie Wilson, a former Norfolk Southern Railroad worker who got hurt, went to law school at the University of Richmond, and became a lawyer, primarily catering to injured railroad workers. The firm moved from Ghent in Norfolk, Virginia to its present location at 1294 Diamond Springs Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia by 1990, practicing as “Wilson & Hajek” (former partner Francis Hajek). In 1993, Rick Shapiro left a Virginia Beach law firm and joined the group. Shapiro’s arrival marked an expansion of the firm’s practice areas to include auto accidents, tractor-trailer accidents, etc. Randy Appleton joined the firm in 2006. Eric Washburn was elevated to partner in 2020. Previous partners with the firm, Jim Lewis and Kevin Duffan, have gone on to accept prestigious judicial appointments. As you can tell, our firm has gone through changes over the years, but we’ve never wavered in our commitment to excellence, diversity, inclusion, and equal rights for all.
Notable case results
During the mid-1990s, the firm represented a quadriplegic railroad worker and obtained what was then the largest reported settlement for a railroad worker nationwide, against CSX. The terms of the settlement were confidential.