We Are Experienced
When you are a pedestrian, you are very vulnerable. When you get hit by a car the injuries that occur can be life altering. You want to have some guidance from an experienced Portland pedestrian injury attorney. We have handled many different types of pedestrian injury cases and collected millions of dollars in damages for pedestrians. Usually these cases involve a pedestrian hit in a crosswalk by a turning car that fails to yield. Sometimes they are cases where a driver runs a stoplight or sign and hits a pedestrian crossing a road. We have handled parking lot cases too.
When looking for a Portland pedestrian injury attorney you should get someone with experience handling cases like yours. We recently resolved a Washington County pedestrian case in which a woman was hit in a crosswalk by a driver who was leaving a parking lot and only looked in the direction of vehicle traffic and not for pedestrians in the crosswalk. The impact broke both of our client’s wrists causing her to undergo surgical repairs. We resolved the case for $1.19 Million Dollars.
We Know How To Win
Insurance companies are interested only in their bottom line. How much are they going to have to pay? When determining how much they will offer for a settlement they look at the facts of the case, the injuries and what would likely happen if the case went to trial. If you have a lawyer without winning trial experience, the insurance company will think their risk is lower and therefore offer less money. On the other hand, if they know your lawyer has experience taking cases to trial and getting good verdicts, they will think their risks are higher and offer more money.
Chad Stavley has tried cases and won verdicts that exceed final offers by more than three times. If the insurance company makes an offer than does not fully compensate you we will be ready to take your case to trial.
We Don’t Compromise
Every case has to be evaluated for its strengths, weaknesses and ultimately its value. We look long and hard at our cases. We evaluate the liability facts so that we can prove who was at fault. We evaluate the medical file and history to make sure we can prove all the injuries that are related to the incident. Then we do our best to estimate the likely trial outcome. Once we have made our determination about the value of your case, we will discuss strategy with you and start working to reach the full value of your case. If the defense never offers the full value of your case, then we will recommend trial.
We aren’t interested in seeing how many cases we can clear each year. We are interested in seeing how many of our clients are fully compensated and fully satisfied with our representation.