Uber Accident Lawyer Portland Oregon

Why You Need a Lawyer

Ridesharing services are becoming increasingly popular in Portland and throughout Oregon. Uber and Lyft are the big players. With this popularity, there has been a surge of car crashes that involve Uber and Lyft drivers. People who have suffered significant injuries have often hit a brick wall when seeking compensation for their claims. We can help.

We recommend getting a lawyer in most car accidents when a person is seriously injured. This is even more important when ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft are involved. These cases are more difficult because you are going up against huge corporations that will try to deny your claim often by alleging that their driver was not an employee at all. There are multiple layers of insurance that apply depending on if the driver was seeking a fare, had a fare, or not. The insurance companies involved make a habit of being difficult. Uber uses James River Insurance in New Jersey. They are incredibly difficult to deal with for the average person. Also, depending on where the accident happened, the city regulations that apply to rideshare companies might be different. You need to know if the Uber or Lyft driver was even legally operating.

Portland Rideshare Regulations
1. All drivers must undergo an annual criminal background and driving history check.
2. The driver cannot have a felony conviction within the last ten years.
3. The driver cannot have any felony conviction involving physical harm or attempted physical harm to a person no matter when the incident happened.
4. The driver cannot be on the National Sex Offender Registry.
5. The driver cannot have a misdemeanor conviction for theft, robbery, burglary, assualt, sex crimes, drugs, prostitution ore weapons within the last five years.
6. The driver cannot have any traffic crimes such as a DUII within the last five years.
7. The driver cannot have more than five traffic violations in the last three years or two in the last 12 months.

Why Choose Chad Stavley

Aggressive Trial Lawyer
Chad is an aggressive trial lawyer with many years of experience getting results in car accident cases.
No Fee Unless We Win
Chad’s fee is contingent upon winning. Chad also bases his fee on the amount of money left after all past medical expenses are paid.
Personal Attention
Chad is very selective about the cases he accepts so that he can focus on a small number of clients and achieve outstanding results. We don’t have associates. Chad will handle your case personally and be available when you need him.
JoDanna Wishon
14:33 02 Jun 19
Chad and his team were just amazing and what I needed have my accident. I knew nothing about being hit by an uninsured motorist and what I could do. They were so helpful, very personable, and kind. They handled everything and kept me update on the progression of the case. I would highly recommend that if anyone is in this situation, to not look for anyone else.read more
raf perez
18:47 25 Apr 19
Chad is a great person and an excellent attorney. I was rear ended by a semi on I5 and suffered multiple soft tissue injuries and the total loss of my vehicle, loss wages, etc. Thanks to Chad's integrity and professionalism my case was settled fairly and promptly.read more
raf perez
18:47 25 Apr 19
Chad is a great person and an excellent attorney. I was rear ended by a semi on I5 and suffered multiple soft tissue injuries and the total loss of my vehicle, loss wages, etc. Thanks to Chad's integrity and professionalism my case was settled fairly and promptly.read more
Brian ODonnell
15:25 15 Mar 19
Chad and his team helped me navigate an uninsured driver/bicycling injury. While I spoke to other attorneys; I felt Chad was the most personable. I also feel that hiring Chad was a wonderful choice because he was able to explain the process, his paralegals reached out regularly to keep me looped in, and the settlement wrapped rather quickly. I'd recommend hiring him to anyone whom wants a trustworthy representative, and a pleasant experience with excellent results.read more
Brian ODonnell
15:25 15 Mar 19
Chad and his team helped me navigate an uninsured driver/bicycling injury. While I spoke to other attorneys; I felt Chad was the most personable. I also feel that hiring Chad was a wonderful choice because he was able to explain the process, his paralegals reached out regularly to keep me looped in, and the settlement wrapped rather quickly. I'd recommend hiring him to anyone whom wants a trustworthy representative, and a pleasant experience with excellent results.read more
sam mccarville
21:38 23 Nov 18
Chad and his staff where great! I worked with Chad for almost three years through a personal injury case. From our first meeting till the very end I knew that he had my best interested in mind. He kept me informed through out the entire process and took the time to explain every step and matter of the case to me and in a way that I could understand as these cases can get confusing and overwhelming. Not only did he handle my case very well but he went above and beyond several times to do things that were not required or expected, to makes things better or easier for me. He is not just a great attorney but also just genuinely a good person. He is an advocate for his clients and empathetic to what one has just gone through during a traumatic injury. You could only benefit by having Chad by your side during a situation like this.read more
sam mccarville
21:38 23 Nov 18
Chad and his staff where great! I worked with Chad for almost three years through a personal injury case. From our first meeting till the very end I knew that he had my best interested in mind. He kept me informed through out the entire process and took the time to explain every step and matter of the case to me and in a way that I could understand as these cases can get confusing and overwhelming. Not only did he handle my case very well but he went above and beyond several times to do things that were not required or expected, to makes things better or easier for me. He is not just a great attorney but also just genuinely a good person. He is an advocate for his clients and empathetic to what one has just gone through during a traumatic injury. You could only benefit by having Chad by your side during a situation like this.read more
QB Oregon
22:49 28 Aug 18
Chad is a great guy to work with, very down to earth and easy to talk to. He worked with me on the wrongful death case of my husband, and I couldn't be happier with his quick responses and approach. I highly recommend him to anyone who wants an attorney that is knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile for his clients.read more
Kyle Turner
01:07 22 Aug 18
Chad took my case after I was in a severe car accident in which an impaired driver with no insurance was at fault. After a year of Chad working on my case, he was able to not only significantly reduce my medical bills, but as a result, was able to get some settlementment money for me. He was always great about staying in contact and I never felt rushed. Chad took the time to explain the case clearly and was even complimented by the D.A. office handling the criminal side of the accident. After everything was settled, he waived his fees, leaving me with a bit more money than I had originally thought.read more
sarah
00:04 01 Aug 18
After being rear ended by an impaired driver that left the scene, I contacted Chad Stavley because of his reputation for doing the right thing for the right reasons when he was a Deputy District Attorney with Multnomah County. Not only did he make the personal injury and damage portion of the collision simple, Chad also very quickly understood that I hoped for an outcome that was fair and reasonable for the person that hit me. Because of his prior experience and background, he was able to easily navigate the criminal aspect of this case with a resolution that held the driver accountable in a meaningful way, made me feel as if my input truly mattered, and most importantly, identified and acknowledged community stakeholders affected by impaired drivers. I cannot imagine navigating this sometimes very unpleasant process with another attorney. It is Chad's integrity and sincere compassion that guided and positively impacted this process for me and everyone else involved. I will recommend Chad Stavley to everyone I know.read more
Ying Zhang
03:10 30 Jul 18
I sought out Chad after a personal injury and he was extremely helpful in helping me understand my rights and advocate my case. He was always very professional and supportive throughout this difficult time. I am extremely happy with the outcome of my case and was also able to receive much needed closure after my accident. I highly recommend Chad!read more
Mackenzie Andrews
05:36 01 May 18
I was in an auto accident right after I turned 18. After a year of battling my case by myself I decided to finally look for legal help. I met with a few other attorneys before meeting Chad. Chad was understanding of my situation. I felt at ease signing over the case to him knowing everything was in good hands. I will be recommending him to all family and friends.read more
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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