If you were injured or if a family member was injured or killed and it was the fault of another person, company, or organization, you may or may not need a personal injury lawyer. The best way to find out your legal options and whether you need legal representation is to get a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer.
A good personal injury attorney will be able to determine if you have a case worth pursuing. Honest Vancouver personal injury attorneys will also explain situations when you might not need a lawyer at all.
The first step to making sure your rights are protected is to contact a good personal injury law firm with a good reputation and get a free consultation.
When you are looking for Vancouver personal injury lawyers one of the first things you should do is focus on lawyers who focus only on personal injury cases. Your case is too important to have it handled by a lawyer who does a bit of everything.
Chad Stavley focuses his law firm completely on personal injury cases. We don't take other types of cases because they would distract our attention from the accident victims we are dedicated to helping.
After a serious injury incident, you need to get a Vancouver personal injury lawyer who can help you and your family through a terrible situation. You or your loved one might be facing large medical bills, wage losses, and other expenses. You may have suffered catastrophic injuries that will be life-changing. Under these circumstances, you need to get a good Vancouver personal injury lawyer to protect your legal rights.
When looking at the many Vancouver personal injury lawyers, you should look closely at their results on cases similar to yours. You want to know that the personal injury attorney you are considering has successfully handled a case like yours. For example, if your case involved a car accident, you should look at lawyers with impressive results on car accident cases.
The insurance company knows which lawyers have successfully handled cases like yours, and you should know too.
Our recent personal injury case results include:
When you have been involved in a serious accident and are forced into a system that is not familiar to you, you want to have a lawyer who will give you all the personal attention you need. You want to know that your personal injury case is being handled by a professional attorney who is willing to meet with you personally when you have questions or concerns.
Many personal injury lawyers have a reputation for taking on as many cases as possible and pushing their clients off onto associates and legal assistants. The only time you ever speak to these attorneys might be when hiring them.
We intentionally limit the number of cases we accept so that Chad can give personal attention to each client. When clients have questions and want to talk to Chad, all they have to do is call the office. We invite you to read our online reviews where clients and potential clients have commented on the caring, professional way they were treated during a terrible time in their lives.
Not every case can be settled. That is why we have a civil justice system in the first place. If a lawyer has never tried any of their cases, it does not mean they are a good negotiator. It means that they are not willing to take any risks in cases involving disputed fault or where there are issues about the proper value of the case.
You need a lawyer who will negotiate hard, but also has proven the ability to go get a verdict in court if negotiations fail. The insurance company knows who they are negotiating with. If the lawyer has never received a verdict at trial, the insurance company does not consider them a financial risk to the company.
Like most Vancouver personal injury lawyers, we take cases on a contingency fee basis. That means we only get paid if we win and our fee is a percentage of the amount we win. However, our fee agreement is a bit different in that we base our percentage on the amount recovered after all medical liens and outstanding medical expenses are paid. In a case with high medical bills, that can make a huge difference.
Also, we advance all the costs required to prove your case including expert fees, court filing fees, and deposition fees. Some Vancouver attorneys will expect you to advance those costs which can sometimes be many thousands of dollars. Ask any attorney you consult about who advances costs when you have an initial consultation.
Our law firm accepts personal injury claims with significant injuries throughout Washington and Oregon including Vancouver and Clark County. Some of the case types we accept include:
You can start the process of understanding all your legal options by getting a free consultation. Simply call 503-546-8812 or email Chad at firstname.lastname@example.org. Chad will make sure that you understand your options.
The first thing to know about your consultation is that it is 100% confidential. Whatever you tell us is protected by the attorney-client privilege.
Your consultation is also completely free. There are no hidden expenses and you will not ever get a bill.
Chad will not pressure you to hire our firm. In fact, you can look at our online reviews for several reviewers who were potential clients who Chad advised not to hire a lawyer because, under those circumstances, it would not be in their best interests. We believe in giving you the information you need and then letting you make the best decision for you and your family.
You probably have never dealt with a personal injury case or wrongful death case before and so you have a lot of questions. Chad will make sure that you have enough time to ask all of the questions you have.
Whether your case involves something simple like a car crash or something more complicated like medical negligence, you deserve to know your legal options and see if the liable parties can be held accountable. Chad will make sure you know your options.
Mr. Stavley represented a Vancouver man in a disputed liability car crash case. Both drivers claimed that the other ran the stop sign. There were no witnesses. The client suffered a lacerated spleen. The settlement was for the limits of the at-fault driver's insurance policy and the limits of the client's UIM policy.
Call us or a send a message to have your case reviewed.