Corvallis Bicycle Attorney

Corvallis Bicycle Accident Case

Trial photo of bicycle hung up in trailer used in case presented by Corvallis bicycle attorney Chad Stavley.

A Benton County Jury returned a verdict for $132,349.60 for a Corvallis woman who was hit by a truck and trailer while on her morning bicycle commute to work.  The driver pulled out of a gas station parking lot in a pickup with a car hauler attached. The cyclist hit the back of the trailer, became entangled and was dragged a short distance. The crash caused her to tear her ACL which required a surgical repair.  The driver had State Farm insurance.  They denied responsibility for the crash and made no settlement offers. In fact, they blamed the cyclist for the crash.  The cyclist began looking for a Corvallis bicycle attorney but could not find one willing to take her case.  She then contacted The Law Office of Chad Stavley.

Chad immediately understood that the case had significant challenges.  The cyclist hit the very back end of  the long trailer.  The defense would argue that the cyclist should have been able to stop in time if she was paying attention.

State Farm held firm and made no pre-trial offers.  The case went to trial in Benton County Circuit Court. Chad offered the testimony of an accident reconstructionist who testified that the cyclist would not reasonably have had time to react and brake before hitting the trailer.

The defense showed that the combined length of Defendant’s truck and trailer were over forty feet. And the driveway he was leaving had a steep slope. They offered testimony from their own accident reconstructionist and a video showing how a fast exit from the parking lot would bottom the trailer hitch out due to the slope of the driveway. Thus, they argued that the cyclist was going too fast and not paying attention as their driver slowly exited the parking lot.  Chad challenged the defense accident reconstructionist and forced him to make some concessions.

The jury deliberated for several hours before returning a verdict for the cyclist.

Verdict – $132,349.60 on Zero Offer

Law Office of Chad Stavley
Based on 5 Reviews
Debbi T.
2017-03-05 15:14:24
I live out of state and reached out to Chad for help with a pedestrian accident that I had while in Portland. Chad took the time to listen and communicate...
Libby S.
2017-11-03 09:05:05
I don't ever write reviews, but this is one I wholeheartedly recommend to my community and family in need of a Personal Injury Attorney. Navigating a...
Kate F.
2014-11-12 13:35:31
I feel fortunate to have Chad on our side to handle an accident a couple of years ago. I'd had zero experience in lawsuits. He is knowledgeable,...
Alana S.
2015-06-12 16:12:28
As someone without any experience in the legal realm, it is daunting to navigate the aftermath of an auto accident. Chad is both knowledgeable and...
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 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 more
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