Portland Car Accident Attorney

We Do Car Accident Cases Statewide

You have a right to recover for your damages. This includes pain and suffering, lost income, past and future medical expenses, the lost capacity to earn a living and other reasonable and necessary damages. Our job is to make sure you get a full and fair recovery.  We have experience handling car accident cases throughout Oregon.

Most car accident cases involve insurance. The at-fault driver’s insurance company will be the ones paying any settlement or verdict. Therefore, they will hire a lawyer for their driver and begin preparing the defense case right away.  You should have a Portland car accident attorney building your case.  We make sure that insurance companies pay victims fairly by preparing every case for trial.  Furthermore, we only advise accepting a settlement when the insurance company offers an amount of money that is fair.  Insurance companies only offer fair compensation when they know that the victim’s lawyer is prepared for trial and has experience trying cases.  They know we are more than happy to let a jury decide what your compensation should be.

What A Good Portland Car Accident Attorney Can Do

  • Get All The Evidence. We find witnesses and get their statements, gather physical evidence, get pictures and video if there is any, talk to investigating officers and have experts help when accidents have complicated issues we need to understand. We gather evidence about your damages. We talk to doctors to understand your injuries and future prognosis. We gather evidence of wage losses or lost earning capacity. We know how to gather all the evidence and get it ready to present so that a jury can understand it if it comes to that.
  • Calculate All Your Damages. We have to prove all your damages. this includes past medical expenses, future medical expenses, lost wages, decreased earning capacity, pain and suffering and other related damages. We know how to accurately calculate your damages so that you leave nothing on the table. We can discuss pain and suffering with you so that you know what is realistic in your case. We know how to present these damages to a jury if necessary in a way that they can understand and act upon. we have a history of obtaining large pain and suffering verdicts in relation to the economic damages awarded.
  • Negotiate With The Defense. Once we have all the facts and know what your damages are, it is time to go get what you are entitled to. This can be very difficult. Insurance companies do not want to pay you anything unless they are forced to. They often do not negotiate fairly. We generally file lawsuits and start preparing for trial. Only then will the insurance companies take you seriously. Sometimes they still do not. Sometimes mediation is helpful but there comes a time when negotiations stop and a trial is inevitable.
  • Try Your Case To A Verdict If Necessary. More than ninety percent of all personal injury cases settle. But not every case can be settled unless you want to accept far less than a fair settlement value. This is because sometimes the defense just does not think they are at fault or does not believe the value of the case is what you do. This is why you have to have a lawyer that is experienced in trying cases to a verdict and is willing to do so. If you hire a lawyer that only has experience settling cases, you put all your hopes on the other side being fair.  If they aren’t fair in your case, it may be too late to change lawyers and get someone who is qualified.  This is why it is critically important to get a qualified lawyer from the very beginning.
Russell Charley
21:18 15 Nov 17
I have to thank Chad for his time and compassion when working with my Mom and l. When I initially called Chad I was full of fear and anger about the wreck and how my civil case was being handled. My former attorney had just notified me, by mail, that he couldn’t do anything for me, and to come pick up the paperwork. Chad listened and talked with Me. Giving him hope and a path forward. This is what I needed at this very low point in my life. Chad met with Mom and I in person, later emailing us detailed instructions. Which we followed. He provided support and was available when we got stuck and had questions. Chad’s help and support have been invaluable to our family. And has help put closure to this catastrophic event in my life. I high recommend Chad.read more
Trudy Corrigan
16:29 25 Oct 17
Chad helped us walk the difficult path of victims of a violent crime. He was experienced and reassuring through tough times.
James N
22:11 14 Jun 17
Chad is the real deal, truly out to help the less powerful and not in it just for a paycheck. Heres proof: I called him because my insurance adjuster was BS'ing me around with medical coverage, telling me I wasn't eligible. Chad went out of his way to three way call my insurance company with me, talk to the adjuster, and voila! Now i have medical coverage and I can get my back fixed. The best part? He didn't charge me a dime! He did it out of the kindness of his heart for somebody of lower status. Call it 100% magnanimous. If you're looking for a personal injury attorney, Mr. Stavley is your guy. read more
Abby K
14:52 31 Mar 17
Chad and his staff were extremely helpful with my case. I contacted his office after being injured in a car accident and he was able to produce a very nice outcome. He and Stephanie were always available and responded quickly to any questions or help needed in a friendly way. I highly recommend him!read more
Milton Pareta
05:16 17 Nov 16
I was in a major car accident in Eugene, Oregon back in June 2015. Resulting in numerous of injuries. Hospitalized for a couple of weeks and rehabbing for a couple of months after that. I was referred to Chad and he even came out to see me in Eugene from Portland. Our first discussion wasn't about any legal actions but how I was healing from the accident. Chad actually cares about his clients and will make sure you're taken cared off. He makes sure he is prepared for his cases and always is in communication with me. He even calls to see how I am doing or if I needed anything. He made my lawsuit really easy to handle. He will give you the best result one can ask for. Very easy and cool to work with. He will make sure that you are taken cared off. I highly recommend Chad Stavley for any personal injury case. You will be very pleased from the results.read more
00:04 01 Aug 18
After being rear ended by an impaired driver that left the scene, I contacted Chad Stavley because of his reputation for doing the right thing for the right reasons when he was a Deputy District Attorney with Multnomah County. Not only did he make the personal injury and damage portion of the collision simple, Chad also very quickly understood that I hoped for an outcome that was fair and reasonable for the person that hit me. Because of his prior experience and background, he was able to easily navigate the criminal aspect of this case with a resolution that held the driver accountable in a meaningful way, made me feel as if my input truly mattered, and most importantly, identified and acknowledged community stakeholders affected by impaired drivers. I cannot imagine navigating this sometimes very unpleasant process with another attorney. It is Chad's integrity and sincere compassion that guided and positively impacted this process for me and everyone else involved. I will recommend Chad Stavley to everyone I know.read more
Ying Zhang
03:10 30 Jul 18
I sought out Chad after a personal injury and he was extremely helpful in helping me understand my rights and advocate my case. He was always very professional and supportive throughout this difficult time. I am extremely happy with the outcome of my case and was also able to receive much needed closure after my accident. I highly recommend Chad!read more
Kyle Turner
01:07 22 Aug 18
Chad took my case after I was in a severe car accident in which an impaired driver with no insurance was at fault. After a year of Chad working on my case, he was able to not only significantly reduce my medical bills, but as a result, was able to get some settlementment money for me. He was always great about staying in contact and I never felt rushed. Chad took the time to explain the case clearly and was even complimented by the D.A. office handling the criminal side of the accident. After everything was settled, he waived his fees, leaving me with a bit more money than I had originally thought.read more
Mackenzie Andrews
05:36 01 May 18
I was in an auto accident right after I turned 18. After a year of battling my case by myself I decided to finally look for legal help. I met with a few other attorneys before meeting Chad. Chad was understanding of my situation. I felt at ease signing over the case to him knowing everything was in good hands. I will be recommending him to all family and friends.read more
QB Oregon
22:49 28 Aug 18
Chad is a great guy to work with, very down to earth and easy to talk to. He worked with me on the wrongful death case of my husband, and I couldn't be happier with his quick responses and approach. I highly recommend him to anyone who wants an attorney that is knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile for his clients.read more
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