Chad Stavley reached a settlement totaling $477,500 for a Portland couple involved in a rear-end car crash. They were stopped at a red light when they were struck from behind by a driver with minimal policy limits ($25,000 / $50,000). The driver estimated her speed at 25 MPH. The husband and wife both suffered disc injuries that required surgical repair. However, the pictures of their car did not appear to show any damage. As a result, the insurance company for the at-fault driver did not think the injuries were related. The husband and wife hired Chad because they were getting nowhere with the insurance company. Chad filed a lawsuit against the at-fault driver. Shortly before trial, the defense finally offered their policy limits. Chad then brought a claim for underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage. Before trial on that case, the insurance company agreed to settle. They paid $227,500 for her and the $250,000 policy limits for him.
The lesson from this case is that while damage photos are important in determining the force of a crash, they aren’t everything.
“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.”
- Brian O’Donnell
Chad and his staff are wonderful. My husband was in a car accident last year and we are so Happy we found Chad. He is very friendly, down to earth and always was available when needed. The whole process went smoothly and with some patience as these things take we were extremely satisfied with the outcome.
- Ashley Laor
Chad and his team did a phenomenal job handling our case. They were diligent and put in the extra effort to get justice for my wife. Extraordinary job Chad we can't thank you enough. We would highly recommend Chad and his firm to anyone needed legal guidance. Thanks again Chad.
- Kippy Kidder
Chad and his team were wonderful to work with! They handled all the details of our tough situation for us so we could focus on healing. They're knowledgeable, supportive, and kind. We're so thankful for them!
- Noelle Christensen
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