Scottsdale Personal Injury Lawyer

David Carey Shapiro

Scottsdale Personal Injury Attorney

Attorney at Law Magazine’s Scottsdale Personal Injury Local Legal Authority.

David Carey Shapiro

Scottsdale Personal Injury Attorney

Scottsdale Personal Injury Lawyer

Your Scottsdale Personal Injury Attorney

David Carey Shapiro

David Shapiro is the founder and managing partner of David Shapiro Law PLLC, a Scottsdale personal injury law firm. Born and raised in Scottsdale, he attended the University of Arizona for his undergraduate degree before enrolling in Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law where he earned his Juris Doctor in 2010.

David has earned countless multimillion-dollar results for his personal injury clients over the last decade of service. 

How David became a lawyer. David had plans to become a talent and sports agent. As law school was a prerequisite, David applied to ASU law school. Once school began, however, he quickly learned he was built to be a civil litigator. 

Switching his career goals, David dove into the practice of law. He tried and won a few jury trials while still enrolled in school and clerked for several superior court judges. 

After he passed the bar, he was taken on at Luis P. Guerra LLC. 

Why David chose to practice personal injury law. David knew he would be a personal injury attorney when he went to a court hearing with his former boss and mentor, Luis Guerra. 

They were representing a paraplegic who had fallen off a 22-foot ladder at a construction jobsite. The lawsuit was filed against the general contractor who was supposed to be monitoring the jobsite’s safety plan. The general contractor’s argument was that the injured worker installed his own ladder and that it was his own fault. The general contractor filed a motion to dismiss the entire case, claiming that no reasonable jury could find that the general contractor caused the worker’s injury.  

“At the hearing on the motion to dismiss, my former boss jumped on the jury rail. The presiding judge screamed at my former boss, telling him to ‘get down or you’ll get hurt.’ My former boss got down from the jury rail and said to the judge: ‘You see Your Honor? I was at 3 feet and you told me to get down and be safe. That is all I’m asking the general contractor to have done here – especially since my client was at 25 feet!’”  

The judge agreed with their argument, denied the general contractor’s motion to dismiss, and the case was settled for significant amount a few months later.

“It changed our client’s life. From that moment on, I was hooked on personal injury law!”

David’s philosophy for personal injury law. “My philosophy is I never quit on my client’s case. The second I decide to accept their case, I treat them like family. The client always comes first. Always.”

The origins of David Shapiro LLC. David spent six years gaining valuable experience and learning the ins and outs of the practice. In 2017, he decided to take that knowledge and his passion to open David Shapiro LLC, a firm uniquely devoted to ensuring top-notch representation to more clients. 

“I had always witnessed some incredible law firms with some of the best lawyers in town but they would only agree to take on significant cases. I felt that this was not fair to the rest of our community who also deserves the best of the best – even if they don’t have the biggest case with the largest financial reward at the end.”

The highlight of David’s workday. For David no day is ever the same and he loves it. He is able to collaborate with his team at David Shapiro Law LLC. 

“Whether it’s brainstorming a unique fact pattern or finding ways to help a client secure a favorable out-of-court settlement, I can’t get enough of working with my whole team. The day always goes by too quickly.”

David in the community. David is a member of the Arizona Association for Justice, the American Association of Justice, the Attorney Information Exchange Group, the Maricopa County Bar Association and the American Bar Association.  

He serves on the board of directors at Congregation Beth Israel – one of the largest and oldest synagogues in Arizona – as well as the board of directors of the Pearce Family Foundation – a charitable entity that provides financial resources to family’s in desperate need.  

He is a fervent supporter of many organizations including Usher’s 1F – an organization dedicated to fighting deaf-blindness, Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix, Jewish National Fund, HonorHealth Foundation and Dignity Health.

David’s proudest accomplishment. David took on a case that had been thrown out by the trial court days before trial. His client was a quadriplegic and was devastated by the court’s decision, especially since she’d declined a settlement offer from the defendant. 

“My client never gave up on us. After two and a half years, we reversed the trial court’s dismissal and ultimately obtained a very favorable outcome for our client. There is nothing more rewarding than that.”

David outside the office. “Outside of work, my wife, Elizabeth, and our twin baby boys, Max and Hudson, take up about 99%. The other 1% is devoted to golf!”

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What Is a Scottsdale Personal Injury Attorney?

As you go about your daily routine, it’s likely you will come across scenarios where you could suffer an injury. Maybe you are grocery shopping, dining at your favorite restaurant, or driving in your car. A Scottsdale personal injury attorney represents those who have been injured because of another party’s carelessness, negligence, or willful disregard of others. These wrongful acts are more formally referred to as torts. When you suffer harm as a result of another party, you shouldn’t have to shoulder the financial burden which often accompanies an injury because of medical expenses and lost wages. A licensed personal injury attorney in Scottsdale can help you seek the compensation you deserve in civil court. Although personal injury attorneys deal with tort law, they often specialize in one or more areas. The following list is not exhaustive but includes three broad types of cases Scottsdale personal injury lawyers handle on a day-to-day basis.

Traffic Accident Injury Cases

Each year, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates more than six million traffic collisions are reported to law enforcement, including more than 35,000 fatal crashes, and about 2.5 million injuries. A skilled Scottsdale accident attorney can help investigate your accident and build a strong case against the defense to hold at-fault drivers accountable. Traffic accidents can include truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, and pedestrian accidents. When high speeds are involved, victims who are lucky enough to live through an accident, potentially face lifelong complications.

Premises Liability Injury Cases

In all 50 U.S. states, property owners have the legal obligation to maintain a safe environment for those who visit their business and home. Although exact laws vary from state to state, when a property owner fails to uphold his legal obligation and someone suffers an injury, courts often find the owner liable for damages in civil court. Premises liability accidents include a wide variety of accidents based on location and the type of injury. Victims might get injured at a swimming pool, a theme park, on an elevator, at a shopping mall, and many other locations. The most common type of premises liability accident is a slip-and-fall injury or a trip-and-fall injury. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries, besides traffic accidents, is unintentional falls.

Product Liability Injury Cases

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) records and maintains millions of complaints of injuries caused by defective products each year. A defective product might have a manufacturing defect, a design defect, or a marketing defect, which occurs when companies don’t warn consumers of dangerous products or provide proper instructions. When a known or unknown defect causes injury to a consumer, courts can hold any party in the product’s chain of distribution liable for damages. The CPSC is concerned with all types of household items, sports equipment, toxic and flammable chemicals, toys, and much more, but they do not serve as a watchdog for the automotive industry or the pharmaceutical. Defective airbags and defective tires have been a common cause of injury or death, as well as dangerous drugs.

Contact a Scottsdale Personal Injury Attorney Right Away

With how many fatalities and injuries happen every year due to personal injury accidents, it is good to have a Scottsdale personal injury attorney on dial in your time of need. Many accidents have a procedure to follow to guarantee you the best results in your case. Don’t trust your knowledge, schedule a free consultation today.

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David Carey Shapiro

David Shapiro Law, PLLC
Based on 304 reviews
Although I am still in the middle of my accident injury case, I feel very well cared for by David and his team...specifically, Courtney. She has been so encouraging and communicative. She remains abreast of the details in my case and checks in with me often. She encourages me to remember to practice self-care in times of stress. She has been AMAZING. I am so glad that I did my research and found a law office to whom I am more than just another paycheck. I would recommend that any of my friends and family work with David Shapiro Law should they ever find themselves a victim of an accident.
Cory Pettengill
Cory Pettengill
22:10 08 Mar 21
The best. I was seriously blown away. Got hit in a car accident and messed up my back. He ends up getting me to a doctor and gets me a settlement. Okay pretty standard, appreciated Shapiro Law. Well a month or 2 later I get a call they had got me a SECOND settlement due to some other infractions. Honestly I just wish my back was better but to get 2 settlements instead of 1? Yes please. Plus he was just super cool and easy to deal with and I never had trouble getting a hold of anyone.
Kurtis Lowe
Kurtis Lowe
01:11 17 Feb 21
I would definitely recommend David Shapiro Law! Excellent job! attentive and always answered my questions promptly. My settlement was great! Thank you Shapiro Law for all your hard work! I have already recommended a friend who is now working with you thru the same type of accident I had. Kudos!
Craig Ashcraft
Craig Ashcraft
22:48 04 Feb 21
Contacted several big name law firms and no one would accept our case. A law firm gave me a number for an investigator who then referred me to Shapiro Law. My wife and I met with the team and they accepted our case and in no time they had filed a suit and the party that denied that anything had happened was forced to reply. Other firms simply called the other party and when they denied anything had happened simply dropped the case and returned our evidence. We are now in the settlement phase and are so very thankful for the Shapiro Law Firm and their determination to seek a fair settlement for us!!!! Thanks Again K & C
19:11 27 Jan 21
I never thought to call an attorney after an accident, I always would just go about seeking medical help (chiro, massage, physical therapy, etc) on my own. After being badly rear-ended, I decided to reach out to see how they could help - and I am so grateful that I did! David Shapiro, Patti, and the entire team at Shapiro Law treated me with kindness and respect and had incredible communication with me the entire duration of the suit. They helped me get the proper medical assistance I needed, ensured that the at-fault drive was held liable, and me taken care of with all damages. 10/10 would recommend David and his team! Thanks so much Shapiro Law!
Max Dembow
Max Dembow
00:00 26 Jan 21

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Attended Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law

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5725 N Scottsdale Road, Suite 110, Scottsdale, Arizona, 85250