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Wrongful Death Lawyers in Virginia Beach

We know that no amount of money can make up for the loss you’ve suffered, but you deserve closure and compensation, which is what the team at Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp can help you work towards.

Serving Any Wrongful Death Case in Virginia & North Carolina

In any wrongful death case, it is important to know up front that no amount of money will ever be able to truly compensate you for your loss. Nevertheless, pursuing compensatory damages through a wrongful death claim remains worthwhile since it provides a chance to honor the memory of your lost loved one and hold the negligent party accountable for causing your loved one’s death.

At Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp our attorneys have the experience you need when you’ve suffered a loss that should not have happened. Not only do we provide unparalleled support for our clients, we also keep you informed every step of the way, so you can be assured you’re receiving the utmost care and consideration. We understand the world-changing impact that a death can have, and how it can change your life. 

Helping Families Through the Wrongful Death Claims Process in Virginia & North Carolina

Losing a loved one in a preventable accident such as a car crash, truck collision, crosswalk accident, etc. is a gut-wrenching and traumatic experience. In the blink of an eye, your world is turned upside down and you are left without a spouse, without a child, without a parent and the pain from such a loss is immeasurable. We understand how difficult this time is and we want to help.

The lawyers with Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp have the experience you need during this overwhelming and difficult time. Not only do we provide unparalleled support for our clients, we also keep you informed every step of the way, so you’ll always be aware of where you stand with your case.

We know wrongful death cases can come from anywhere, which is why we cover a number of different practice areas to ensure your case will be handled with experience. Below are just a few of the causes of wrongful deaths that we handle, please call to find out more:

Contact our team to schedule a free and confidential case evaluation. As a premier Virginia Beach wrongful death firm, we’re here to help.

Do not delay in contacting an attorney out of fear that you cannot afford to hire a lawyer. Our law firm works on a contingency fee. This means we only get paid when you get paid, and we don’t charge any hourly fees.

Why Choose Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp?

One of the most important decisions you can make when pursuing financial restitution through a wrongful death claim, is hiring the right law firm. For cases like these, the right attorney can be the difference between a financial recovery that meets the current and future needs of you and your family and one that does not. At Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp, we are experienced South Virginia attorneys, who are prepared to put in the work, invest in your case to find the right experts to testify on your behalf, and get prevail in holding the reckless defendant accountable. We’re well known in the community, and have established a reputation which often leads to higher settlement amounts from insurance companies. While our results often speak for themselves, we’re also known for a number of distinct results and awards:

  • In one personal injury case alone, we obtained a record-setting $60 million dollar jury verdict for our client, and have recovered hundreds of millions for our clients in personal injury and wrongful death cases.
  • We’re recognized as a Tier 1 “Best Law Firm” for general personal injury and railroad worker injury law by U.S. News & World Report and we have multiple attorneys on our team that are recognized by the peer-reviewed ‘Best Lawyers in America’ publication. 
  • Our client satisfaction reports are our pride and joy. We have a 10.0 rating on Avvo, the nationally recognized lawyer review site, and have received the Client’s Choice Award multiple times. To improve client satisfaction, we offer no charge for your consultation, and no fees unless we win your case. If you’re injured or having difficulty, we’ll come to you, whether to your home, the hospital or your office. 

Meet the Attorneys

Our firm prides itself on providing premier legal services for personal injury cases, and that starts with being led by some of the best lawyers in Virginia.

Each of our Virginia & North Carolina personal injury lawyers has a strong background in injury and wrongful death law. In fact, it is the only area of law we practice. Our team is ready and able to handle personal injury cases in Virginia, North Carolina, and in specific areas of injury law, we accept cases nationwide. Between our three lead attorneys, we have over 75 years of personal injury experience and our combined knowledge of the Virginia & North Carolina legal system is next to no one.

What our clients say

This firm absolutely has the best lawyers. Professional, responsive, and quality attorneys.
I worked with Eric Washburn. He was very helpful kept in touch the entire way. He helped explain somethings I didnt understand and pointed me in the best directions. My case was fast with them. They get the job done!

Chelsea S.

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. We were very happy with our outcome. We would strongly recommend Shapiro, Appleton & Washburn if you are in need of a personal injury firm.

Matthew F.

stacy client
I highly recommend Randy Appleton! He did an excellent job managing our expectations, and preparing my wife and I for the battle ahead of us; I never felt like I was just another case.
He always responded to our calls, patiently answered all of our questions, and communicated with us through out the process. Randy and his team helped us navigate a very difficult, traumatic, and uncertain time in our life as smoothly as possible given the circumstances. Randy is an excellent attorney, and he cares about the people he represents so well. Thanks Randy !!!

Jerome M.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Know if I Have a Case?

If you have had a loved one die from the result of another person’s actions or responsibility, you likely have a case. However, it’s important to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. As time passes, evidence disappears, witnesses become more unreliable and the insurance companies have more time to devalue claims. Quick action allows us to begin building the strongest case possible. Call our team today for a free and confidential case evaluation at (757) 321-3983.

How Much is My Case Worth?

The value of a personal injury case is different in every situation. For wrongful death cases, the amount of settlement money offered by the insurance company should account for loss of services, support, medical expenses, funeral expenses, and a lost prospect of inheritance. 

How Much Money Does it Cost to Hire Your Firm?

No up-front money is required to hire our law firm. We take all cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you only pay if we successfully recover money on your behalf. We are confident in our abilities to win car accident cases and based on our history of success, we know we have a great chance of winning your case. Consultations are 100% free, so call us now to discuss your situation without any obligation.