2017

$227,534.68 Arbitration Award – Car Rollover

Mr. Stavley represented a passenger in a Jeep who was injured when the driver took a turn too fast causing the Jeep to roll.  The passenger broke his clavicle requiring surgical repair and suffered hairline fractures his acetabulum (hip socket).

$113,000 Car Crash Settlement

Mr. Stavley represented a young girl who was a passenger in a car that was rear-ended at high speed on I-405.  The girl suffered a hematoma on her leg that would not go away and eventually had to be removed surgically.

$100,000 Policy Limits Pedestrian Injury Settlement

Mr. Stavley represented a woman who was struck in a crosswalk by an inattentive driver.  The woman fractured her pelvis and sacrum.  She made a quick recovery and Allstate offered her only $15,000. Mr. Stavley brought a lawsuit and held firm to policy limits demands.  Eventually Allstate caved and tendered their policy limits.

 

2016

$785,000 Car Crash Settlement

Mr. Stavley represented a young man in Eugene who was a back-seat passenger in a car hit by a driver who ran a red light. The young man required surgery to repair a fractured jaw and a traumatically caused urethral stricture.

Confidential Pathology Laboratory Malpractice Settlement

Mr. Stavley represented a woman diagnosed with a specific type of aggressive breast cancer due to a lab error. She actually had a different type of breast cancer which required less aggressive chemotherapy than what she received.

$265,000 Car Crash Settlement

Mr. Stavley represented an elderly man hit in a Salem traffic crash and run off the road into a tree. The man initially had no complaints of pain but eventually had neck pain and headaches. He underwent a cervical disc fusion and suffered post concussive symptoms. The at-fault driver offered her $50,000 policy limits.  Mr. Stavley then brought a lawsuit for underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage. His insurance carrier argued that much of the injuries were unrelated to the car crash.  Mr. Stavley recovered an additional $215,000 settlement against the UIM carrier.

$107,000 Car Crash Settlement

Mr. Stavley represented a Portland man working as an Uber driver who was hit by a drunk driver.  The crash caused soft-tissue injuries.

$100,000 Policy Limits Car Crash Case

Mr. Stavley represented a woman who was hit from behind in a car crash.  She received a concussion from the impact and had several months of post-concussive symptoms as well as shoulder pain.

$100,000 Policy Limits Car Crash – Breast Implant Revision Case

Mr. Stavley represented a woman who was in a crash after a driver turned across her lane of travel.  The impact caused her breast implant to become dislodged requiring a follow-up surgery. Mr. Stavley resolved the case with the at-fault driver for $50,000 (policy limits) and then with client’s own insurance carrier for $50,000 underinsured motorist (UIM) limits.

$100,000 Policy Limits Car Versus Bicycle Case

Mr. Stavley represented a Vancouver woman who was hit by a car that ran through a stop light.  The impact caused an upper leg laceration and a clavicle fracture. Mr. Stavley resolved the case with the at-fault driver for $50,000 (policy limits) and then with client’s own insurance carrier for $50,000 underinsured motorist (UIM) limits.

Numerous Other Smaller Policy Limits Settlements

 

2015

$404,044.75 Multnomah County Jury Verdict – Dog Attack Case

Mr. Stavley represented a Portland woman who was charged by a neighbor’s pit bull causing her to fall over a retaining wall. the woman suffered a slight fracture to her femoral condyle, ruptured her ACL and tore her meniscus.  The dog owner’s insurance company – Allstate –  initially blamed the woman for her own injuries.  A week before trial they offered $185,000 then days before trial increased the offer to $225,000. The jury returned a verdict totaling $404,044.75.

$187,500.00 Bicycle Injury Case Settlement

Mr. Stavley represented a Eugene woman who was hit by a car while she rode her bicycle to work. The cyclist suffered soft tissue injuries in her neck and back.  She had radiating symptoms but all diagnostic imaging and studies were negative for any disc related injury.

$150,000 Pedestrian Injury Case Settlement

Mr. Stavley represented a Portland man hit by a car as he walked along the street in the Mountain Park area.  He aggravated a pre-existing knee injury requiring knee replacement surgery.

$147,000.00 Bicycle Injury Case Settlement

Mr. Stavley represented a Portland man who was hit by car in North Portland while on his bicycle. The cyclist suffered a separated shoulder and minor wrist injury.

$100,000.00 Policy Limits Motorcycle Injury Case Settlement

Mr. Stavley represented a Portland woman who was hit by a SUV trying to turn left from the right lane of a one-way street. The motorcyclist suffered a small fibula fracture and bone bruising as well as soft tissue damage.

$100,000.00 Policy Limits Automobile Rollover Settlement

Mr. Stavley represented a young Portland woman who was a passenger in a small truck that rolled when the driver took a curve in the road at excessive speed. The woman broke a tooth and suffered a small laceration to her lip which left her with some minor scarring.

Numerous Other Smaller Policy Limits Settlements

2014

Sexual Assault Confidential Settlement

Mr. Stavley represented an employee of a local hospital who was sexually assaulted by a fellow employee.

$230,000 Clark County Washington Policy Limits Trucking Case

Mr. Stavley represented a woman who was injured when a  truck crossed the center line hitting the car she was in head on.   Multiple plaintiffs divided the $300,000 policy limits with Mr. Stavley’s client taking the most – $130,000.  Then Mr. Stavley obtained an additional $100,000 in Underinsured Motorist benefits for his client.

$227,500 Minor Impact Neck/Back Injury Settlement

Mr. Stavley represented a woman who was hit from behind in a car crash.  The at-fault driver’s insurance company would not tender their policy limits due in part to the photos of the property damage which were unimpressive.  Nonetheless, the client had surgery to repair disc injuries to her neck and back.  Mr. Stavley was hired and the limits were offered.  Then a UIM case was filed and ultimately settled short of trial.  The total settlement was $227,500.

$150,000 Clackamas County Motorcycle Case

Mr. Stavley represented a Clackamas County motorcyclist who was hit by a car in a parking lot.  The crash caused a cervical disc herniation in the motorcyclist’s neck.  There was a dispute as to whether surgery was necessary.

$108,275.81 Minor Impact Rotator Cuff Repair Arbitration Award

Mr. Stavley represented a man who was hit from behind by a drunk driver.  The damage to the vehicles was not impressive.  The client had seen his doctor 6 months before the crash complaining of severe pain in his shoulder and loss of range of motion.After the crash he had surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff.  After receiving policy limits from the at-fault driver, Mr. Stavley brought an Underinsured Motorist action.  The defense argued that the rotator cuff was pre-existing and not unusual for an older man.They based their defense on his complaints prior to the crash.Ultimately the arbitrator found that the injury was related and awarded $108,275.81.

$100,000 Policy Limits For Cyclist With Separated Shoulder

Mr. Stavley represented a cyclist who was hit by a driver taking a left turn without yielding to oncoming traffic. The cyclist separated his shoulder. Prior to retaining Mr. Stavley the highest offer made by the insurance company was less than $7,000.00.

$100,000 Policy Limits Washington County Bicycle Case

Mr. Stavley represented a cyclist hit by a truck in traffic in Washington County.  Liability was disputed with the truck’s driver saying that the cyclist pulled in front of him without signaling.   There was no offer made to the cyclist before Mr. Stavley was hired.

Numerous Other Smaller Policy Limit Settlements

 

2013

$384,213.89 Multnomah County Jury Verdict – Bicycle Case

Mr. Stavley represented a Portland cyclist who was hit by a car that turned directly in front of him. The cyclist was thrown into the driver’s windshield and suffered a large open wound to his back that required surgical repair and left him with an unsightly scar. The driver’s insurance company – The Hartford – blamed the cyclist for the crash. After Mr. Stavley became involved the offers steadily rose from $40,000 to $90,000 and ultimately to $150,000 just before trial. Ultimately, the verdict more than doubled the last offer.

$250,000 Policy Limits Minimal Property Damage Cervical Disc Herniation Case

Mr. Stavley represented a man who was rear-ended by a woman with minimal insurance. After receiving policy limits from the at fault driver, Mr. Stavley filed an Underinsured Motorist (UIM) lawsuit against his client’s own insurance company. Shortly after filing, the insurance company offered up their limits.

$200,000 Recovery For Washington County Cyclist

Mr. Stavley represented a cyclist who was struck by a commercial truck that pulled out in front of him on his morning commute. The cyclist dislocated his shoulder and suffered a nerve injury to his leg that caused temporary “drop foot.” Liability was contested. The trucking company blamed the cyclist. Another local bicycle attorney rejected the case claiming it was not winnable.

$150,000 Recovery For Portland Car Crash – Disputed Compression Fracture and Disc Bulge

Mr. Stavley represented a automobile passenger who was hurt when an inattentive driver pulled out in front of the car she was in causing a crash.  The driver’s insurance company pointed to a long medical history involving the client’s neck and back. Nonetheless, on the eve of trial Mr. Stavley was able to negotiate a settlement of $150,000.

$100,000 Policy Limit Recovery For Elbow Strain

Mr. Stavley represented a Portland man with one arm who was hit head-on by a drunk driver causing a strain to his elbow.

$100,000 Policy Limit Recovery For Cyclist Hit By Dog

Mr. Stavley represented a bicycle commuter who was thrown off his bike when a dog, on leash, ran away from his master in front of the bicycle causing a crash. The cyclist landed on his hip and fractured his femur trochanter.

Numerous Other Smaller Policy Limit Settlements

 

 2012

$450,000 Recovery in Motorcycle Crash Case

Mr. Stavley represented a woman who suffered a broken lower leg that required surgery after a motorcycle crash where the at fault driver turned directly in front of her.

$138,000 Recovery In Car Crash Case – Rotator Cuff Tear

Mr. Stavley represented a woman that was hit from behind by another car in Washington County.  As a result of the crash she tore her rotator cuff.

$102,522 Arbitration Award For Cyclist Hit by Car – Separated Shoulder

Mr. Stavley represented a bicycle commuter who was hit when a driver turned left across the cyclists lane of travel.

$100,000 Policy Limits For Motorcyclist Hit By Car – Knee Surgery

Mr. Stavley represented a motorcyclist who was hit by a pick-up that turned into him. The motorcyclist suffered a knee injury that required surgery.

$100,000  Recovered For Man In Wheelchair Hit By Car

Mr. Stavley represented a wheelchair bound man who was crossing the entryway to an apartment complex on the sidewalk when a driver exiting the parking lot hit him.  Because of man’s physical condition he was susceptible to leg fractures without significant impact.  Prior to hiring Mr. Stavley the defense insurance company blamed Mr. Stavley’s client and made no offers.

$100,000 Policy Limits For Tacoma Pedestrian Hit In Crosswalk

Mr. Stavley represented a college student who was walking across a busy intersection with the light when a turning car hit her fracturing her wrist and leg.  Before Mr. Stavley was hired the defense disputed liability and blamed the crash on the victim pedestrian.

$100,000 For Cyclist Hit in Traffic – Broken Nose

Mr. Stavley represented a Portland college student hit by a car while she was bicycle commuting.  the student was thrown to the ground breaking her nose.

$100,000 Car Crash Policy Limit Settlement

Mr. Stavley represented a Beaverton woman who was hit when a car ran a red light and hit her broad side fracturing several ribs.

$100,000 Policy Limits For Cyclist Hit By Parked Car Opening Door

Mr. Stavley represented a Portland woman who was hit by the edge of a car door that was opened into her lane of travel. The edge of the door hit the cyclist in the throat causing a serious wound.

$100,000 Policy Limits Car Crash – Knee Surgery

Mr. Stavley’s client was hit from behind in traffic causing a knee injury that required surgery.

$100,000 Policy Limits For Portland Cyclist Hit By Car – Rib Fractures

Mr. Stavley represented an elderly Portland man who remained an avid cyclist.  The man was hit by a driver  attempting to make a turn without yielding.  He suffered multiple rib fractures.

Numerous Other Smaller Policy Limit Settlements

2011

$132,349.60 Benton County Jury Verdict For Injured Cyclist

Mr. Stavley represented a cyclist injured on her commute to work when a truck pulling a trailer pulled out in front of her causing her to hit the trailer. The cyclist suffered a knee injury that required surgery.  State farm denied liability stating that the cyclist was to blame for not paying attention – the impact was with the very end of a very long trailer.  No offer was ever made.  The case went to trial and a Benton County jury found for Mr. Stavley’s client and awarded $132,349.60.

Confidential Settlement Against Drunk Driver And Over Serving Bar

Mr. Stavley represented a cyclist who was hit by a drunk driver. Mr. Stavley learned that the drunk driver had been drinking while visibly intoxicated at a local bar. Mr. Stavley recovered policy limits against the drunk driver and additional amounts from the bar.

Numerous Other Smaller Policy Limit Settlements

 2010

$375,000 For Motorcyclist Hit In Traffic

Mr. Stavley represented a Portland man hit by a car that merged into his lane on Highway 217. The impact caused the motorcyclist to crash breaking his shoulder and thumb both of which required surgery to fix.

$164,000 Recovery For Man in Portland Car Crash

Mr. Stavley represented a man who was hit by another car that spun out on I-84 causing a crash.  Mr. Stavley’s client suffered soft tissue injuries and disputed nerve injury to his lower leg. Mr. Stavley recovered $100,000 policy limits against the at fault driver and an additional $64,000 in Underinsured Motorist (UIM) benefits from the client’s own insurance company.

$146,000 Recovered For Wallowa County Drunk Driving Injury

Mr. Stavley represented a passenger in a drunk driver’s car. Mr. Stavley recovered policy limits against the drunk driver and additional money from the local bar where the drunk was being served while visibly intoxicated.

$110,000 Recovered For Victim Of Drunk Driver

Mr. Stavley represented an elderly woman who was rear-ended by an uninsured drunk driver. Mr. Stavley recovered $100,000 in Underinsured Motorist (UIM) benefits and an additional $10,000 from the drunk as part of criminal restitution.

$100,000 Policy Limits For Woman Who Suffered Herniated Disc in Winter Snowstorm Car Crash

Mr. Stavley represented a woman who was hit by a driver who was traveling too fast in snowy conditions. The insurance company denied liability. The client’s previous attorney did not believe in the case and urged settlement for a small amount. Mr. Stavley filed a lawsuit and prior to trial the defense turned over the limits of the insurance policy.

Numerous Other Smaller Policy Limit Settlements

 2009

$100,000 Policy Limits For Driver In Car Crash – Torn Labrum

Mr. Stavley represented a man who was hit from behind causing him to tear the labrum in his shoulder.

$100,000 Dog Bite Case

Mr. Stavley represented a woman who was traveling across country with her niece. Her niece had a dog with a violent history of which she was not aware.  the dog bit Mr. Stavley’s client on the face causing a wound that required stitches.

Numerous Other Smaller Policy Limit Settlements

 2008

$100,000 Policy Limits For Pedestrian Hit By Driver On Cell Phone

Mr. Stavley represented a young woman who was crossing a road outside the crosswalk. She was hit by a car and thrown to the ground causing a shoulder injury that required surgery.She struck her head too and had no memory of the crash.  the driver said the girl stepped right in front of him and therefore the insurance company denied liability and offered nothing.  Mr. Stavley was able to find a witness who indicated the driver was  on his cell phone. Further investigation turned up records proving the witness was telling the truth.On the day before trial was to begin, the defense offered their policy limits – $100,000.

Numerous Other Smaller Policy Limit Settlements