Portland Car Accident Attorney

We Do Car Accident Cases Statewide

Portland car accident attorney Chad Stavley Sometimes a serious car accident can turn you and your family’s lives upside down. Maybe a negligent driver has injured or killed a loved one.  You have medical bills, are missing work and wondering how you are ever going to recover.  An experienced Portland car accident attorney can help. Our job is to take away all that worry and stress and let you focus on your health and your family.

You have a right to recover for your damages. This includes pain and suffering, lost income, past and future medical expenses, 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 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 are 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
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