Oregon Scar Lawyer

Portland Bicycle Accident Case


A Multnomah County jury awarded $384,213.89 for a cyclist hit by a car on NE Burnside.  The cyclist and a friend were riding home from dinner when a car turned left across their lane hitting the cyclist causing him to strike the windshield before being thrown to the ground.  The young man suffered a significant laceration to his back that had to be closed at the emergency room.  The cyclist’s injuries resolved but the scars on his back are permanent.  The driver’s insurance company, The Hartford, did not accept responsibility for the crash or make any offers.  The cyclist began looking for a Portland bicycle attorney or Oregon scar lawyer to handle his case.  He was rejected by other law firms before contacting The Law Office of Chad Stavley.

Chad understood the many challenges the case presented.  The defense would fight try to minimize the significance of a permanent scar.   And that is what they did. They blamed the cyclist for the crash, arguing that he was speeding, not paying attention and wearing dark clothing.  They made light of the his injuries too.  After all, it was a scar that would normally be concealed by a shirt.

Chad took the driver’s deposition and her liability defense was badly damaged. The Hartford began to make offers to resolve the case. They offered $90,000 at a mediation and then increased the offer to $150,000 shortly before trial. Chad believed that the cyclists injuries were still undervalued and recommended trial.  The cyclist agreed.

Chad tried the case in Multnomah County Circuit Court. The driver aggressively defended the case but the jury ultimately returned a verdict for the cyclist that was more than twice the last/best offer and more than four times the mediation offer.


VERDICT – $384,213.89.

Law Office of Chad Stavley
5.0
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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