If you have suffered a significant injury due to the fault of another person, company, or organization, you should get a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer so that you understand all your options. Call Chad Stavley at 503-546-8812.
When you are looking for a personal injury lawyer you want to make sure you contact someone with experience, a history of proven results, and great reviews from past clients. You want to hire someone who focuses only on cases involving injured victims. And you want to get a law firm with experience handling a personal injury claim similar to yours.
Chad Stavley has been a licensed Oregon lawyer since 2003. He has tried approximately 100 cases to jury verdicts, more than most Bend personal injury lawyers try in their entire careers.
When your personal injury case really matters, put it in the hands of someone comfortable in the courtroom. Not every case can result in a settlement agreement, some cases will need to be presented in court.
If you hire a personal injury attorney without trial experience, you may end up pressured to take a settlement offer that doesn't give you the compensation you are entitled to.
Chad Stavley has a history of getting verdicts and settlements in personal injury cases. From medical malpractice cases to car accident claims Chad Stavley has handled serious injury cases for fifteen years. Our results include multiple impressive Central Oregon cases including $1.5 Million for a motorcycle accident case.
When considering a personal injury lawyer you should take a look at their online reviews. Accident victims are in the best position to explain what they experienced when they were represented by particular injury attorneys. We are very proud of our numerous five-star reviews.
There are a variety of categories of financial losses that can be recovered in an injury claim. Some of the most common include wage losses, medical expenses, and pain and suffering damages.
A good personal injury attorney can recover your reasonable, necessary, and related medical costs. For instance, in a car accident claim, you are entitled to recover all your bills related to the injuries caused or made worse by the crash. You are not entitled to recover expenses related to a condition you already had that was unchanged by the crash.
The insurance company may argue that you are only entitled to recover what you paid in medical bills. That is untrue. You are entitled to recover the billed amount. If you, or more likely, your health insurance company, negotiated a reduced rate, you get to pocket the difference. A good personal injury law firm will know how to force the insurance company to pay the full amount of your medical bills.
If your doctor concludes that you will need future medical care, then good personal injury attorneys will know how to get an estimate for the price of that future care. Those are damages that the injured party is entitled to recover.
A good accident attorney will also calculate your lost income so that money can be recovered.
If you will not be able to return to work, will have to change jobs, or will miss work for future medical care, then the lawyer will be entitled to future wage losses or lost earnings capacity. This comes up in cases involving serious injuries.
Often the largest category of damages is what the law refers to as non-economic damages. People often call these pain and suffering damages. If the case went to trial the jury would be instructed to consider pain, mental suffering, emotional distress, humiliation, inconvenience, and interference with your normal activities. The idea of non-economic damages is to make up for the change the injury has caused to your quality of life.
In wrongful death cases, there are specific damages that are outlined by Oregon law. Those damages include:
Chad Stavley offers free case consultations in personal injury cases. If you or a loved one have been injured call today to understand your legal options. 503-546-8812.
Mr. Stavley represented a Portland man who was hit by a car while on his motorcycle. The man suffered a serious lower leg injury that required a below-knee amputation.
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