For over 30 years, Shevlin Smith has been serving the injured throughout Virginia and Washington, D.C. Our Fairfax attorneys have recovered millions on behalf of our clients, helping them get the fair settlements and awards they needed to put their lives back together after serious accidents and injuries. We are capable of handling a wide variety of cases, from car accidents to medical malpractice to pedestrian accidents and more.
We understand just how difficult and overwhelming it can be to suffer the sudden, unexpected consequences of an accident and we firmly believe that you shouldn’t have to deal with the consequences of someone else’s negligence on your own.
As a local law firm, we are committed to fighting for the rights of individuals and families in our community and throughout the state. If you have been injured, you may be wondering whether our firm is right for you.
If you were injured due to substandard medical care, lost a loved one in a serious accident, or were involved in a truck or auto accident, you can turn to a Fairfax personal injury lawyer at Shevlin Smith. Our knowledge and experience are invaluable tools in these complex cases, and we are prepared to put them to work for you.
We welcome you to call our offices at any time for a free consultation, and we also welcome you to review this website to learn more about our primary practice areas, our strengths, and the results we have been able to secure over the years.
Contact Shevlin Smith today at (703) 721-4233 to schedule your free consultation.
With over 130 years of combined legal experience defending the rights of the injured, our dedicated attorneys have the tools and the knowledge to fight on your behalf.
Meet Thomas G. Smith
Tom Smith has focused his practice on medical malpractice cases involving serious injury or death for over thirty years and knows how to effectively advocate on your behalf.Learn More
Meet Michael J. Shevlin
Born in the Northern Virginia area, Mike's entire legal career has been to serve negligently injured victims in Washington D.C. and throughout Virginia.Learn More
Our Fairfax injury attorneys have a combined total of more than 130 years of legal experience. We work with the country’s leading experts in medicine, accident reconstruction, and investigation to build compelling cases for our clients. We focus our practice on medical malpractice, auto accidents, wrongful death, catastrophic injuries, and truck accidents.
A personal injury case can be won or lost based on the smallest detail. Our Fairfax injury attorneys believe in working closely with you so we understand the true nature of your injuries and can mount a more effective case on your behalf.
When you come to Shevlin Smith, we will provide a straightforward and honest assessment of your case. We are candid and believe in giving you a realistic understanding of what to expect. This can help us better identify your goals so we can provide more effective legal counsel.
We believe the fight isn’t over until you are fully satisfied. While we always strive to resolve our clients’ cases, we are prepared to pursue litigation if necessary. We have also found in our experience that insurance companies are more likely to settle with an opponent they do not want to face in court. In many cases, our reputation speaks for itself and we can negotiate for better settlements.
No matter how complex or serious your case may be, our attorneys can help you clearly understand your options. We understand how difficult it can be to move forward from an accident, which is why we take the time to sit down with you to answer your questions, address your concerns, and provide you with a clear plan of action. We’ve earned a reputation as a top personal injury and medical malpractice firm in the area and are well-versed in all aspects of these and other claims.
Serving Virginia & D.C. Since 1986
Our firm has earned a reputation as a top personal injury and medical malpractice firm. We have the ability to give your case the representation and attention it needs and deserves.
We believe the fight isn’t over until you are fully satisfied. While we always strive to resolve our clients’ cases, we are prepared to pursue litigation if necessary.
Honest & Personalized Attention
From the moment you call us, our team provides you with a straightforward and personalized assessment that focuses on the unique details of your case.
Experienced & Dedicated Counsel
Shevlin Smith has over 130 years of combined legal experience and we have the tools and resources to effectively advocate on your behalf.
Q:How does traumatic brain injury affect the temporal lobe?
A:A traumatic brain injury such as a contusion, a concussion, anoxic brain injury (lack of oxygen to the brain), or a penetrating injury can cause injuries to the temporal lobe that can seriously impair a person’s ability to interact with the world around them. The temporal lobe is responsible for functions such as memory, emotions, and sensory processing. Some of the most common effects of damage to this part of the brain include trouble recognizing faces, trouble speaking coherently and understanding others speaking, difficulties with focusing, and memory loss.
Q:How is Erb's Palsy Treated?
A:Early treatment is essential for Erb’s palsy to resolve. Current research suggests there is an almost complete chance of a full recovery if treatment begins within the first month after birth. The main method is daily physical therapy. Nerves will usually repair on their own with early, daily physical activity; however, there are instances where a doctor may recommend surgery.
Q:What causes cerebral palsy?
A:Cerebral palsy is usually developed early in life--as early as during pregnancy or later, or a few years after birth. Most cases, about 85% - 95%, occur in utero. Sometimes the specific cause is not known. All cases are due to either abnormal development of the brain or damage to a developing brain. It was once believed that a lack of oxygen to the baby during birth was the most common cause, but now, it is believed to be mostly due to other causes. There are risk factors to developing cerebral palsy, including low birth weight, premature birth, multiple birth, and birth complications.
Q:What are the symptoms of an anoxic brain injury?
A:An anoxic brain injury, meaning a brain injury caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain, can show many signs: seizures, changes in sleep, headaches, loss of bladder or bowel control, clumsiness, mood swings, problems focusing or thinking, loss of consciousness, and coma. Many people report feeling woozy or dizzy or having an intense headache. Vomiting is not unusual. One would typically be on the lookout for these symptoms following a stroke, heart attack, near drowning, drug overdose, and many other events where breathing is affected.
Q:What are the levels of spinal cord injury (SCI)?
A:The American Spinal Injury Association describes the severity of spinal cord injury in five grades: A) Complete injury with no ability to sense or control anything. B) Some sensing ability and no motor function. C) Some movement, but most muscle groups are not very strong. D) Most of the muscle groups can move fairly well. E) Normal spinal cord functions.