Portland Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Motorcycle Cases Are Different

Portland motorcycle accident attorney Chad StavleyMotorcycle cases shouldn’t just be treated like any other car accident case. The laws that apply can be different.  More importantly, the way these cases are viewed by insurance adjusters, insurance defense lawyers, judges and juries is different.  Unlike a car crash case, you may not have PIP insurance on your motorcycle policy. You may need help figuring out how to get medical care. You may be dealing with a insurance representative that does not understand motorcycles and motorcycle accident cases. Having an experienced Portland motorcycle accident attorney can help get your case resolved faster and for more money. Chad Stavley has handled many motorcycle accident cases and recovered over a million dollars for motorcyclists injured on roads in Portland and throughout Oregon.

Motorcycle cases are unique. Get a lawyer who is qualified to handle Oregon motorcycle accident cases.  Below are a few things we think you should consider.

What To Look For When Selecting a Portland Motorcycle Accident Attorney

  • Someone who has done this before. 
    Don’t let your case be the one some lawyer experiments with.  You should look for a lawyer who has successfully handled many motorcycle cases before yours.
  • Someone who rides. 
    The best way to ensure that your lawyer understands what happened to you is to chose a Portland motorcycle accident attorney who has been in the same situation.  Hiring someone who also rides is a good idea.  Chad grew up riding dirt bikes and has taken spent days riding across large parts of the country.
  • Someone with strong courtroom experience.
    Chad has tried over 100 cases including more than 75 jury trials.  Most Oregon personal injury lawyers will not try that many cases in their entire career.  Courtroom experience makes all the difference when selecting a lawyer.  If the defense doesn’t play nice, and if your case has to go to trial, you should have someone by your side who has been there before.

We Fight Anti-Motorcycle Bias

Motorcycle cases are often treated unfairly by everyone involved from the very beginning.  The insurance adjuster may undervalue your case because he or she thinks you are unsafe for simply riding a motorcycle.  They’ll bank on having jurors who feel the same way if you take your case to trial.  So they think they can afford to be cheap.  If you file a lawsuit, the insurance company’s lawyers will also likely be biased against you.  They’ll attempt to hold you to a higher standard than a driver of a car.  At the Law Office of Chad Stavley, we fight against this bias.  We have successfully recovered large damages for injured motorcyclists.

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 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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