Below is a partial list of our personal injury verdicts and settlement amounts & examples. Read how clients have benefited from Chad's expertise following successful injury claims. From simple auto accidents to complex medical malpractice, Chad has the experience and resources necessary to get verdicts and settlements for deserving clients.
UIM Back Surgery Case
Mr. Stavley represented a woman in a lawsuit against her own insurance company for underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage. Another lawyer handled the case against the at-fault driver and settled for the $100,000 policy limits. Then the woman's insurance company would not pay any additional money for UIM coverage. The woman left the prior lawyer and hired Chad. Chad worked up the case and shortly before trial the insurance company paid $380,000.
Mr. Stavley represented a Portland man hit by a car that merged into his lane on Highway 217. The impact caused the motorcyclist to crash, breaking his shoulder and thumb, both of which required surgery to fix.
Mr. Stavley represented a woman who was hiking in a park when an off-leash dog ran into her, causing her to fall and dislocate her elbow. The owners of the dog denied liability and argued that the woman fell due to her own negligence. Prior to hiring Mr. Stavley, the woman attempted to negotiate a settlement using a different lawyer. The insurance company for the dog owner would not go above $80,000. She then hired Mr. Stavley. He filed a lawsuit against the dog's owners and began preparing for trial. A month before trial, the insurance company relented and the case settled for $325,000.
Mr. Stavley represented a woman who was bitten in the face by her neighbor's Pit Bull. The woman had another Portland lawyer before hiring Mr. Stavley. That lawyer dropped the woman as a client after the dog owner's insurance company denied liability. Mr. Stavley filed a lawsuit against the dog owner and within three months the dog owner's insurance company offered their policy limits - $300,000
Mr. Stavley represented a man who was hit head-on by an inattentive driver. The man suffered multiple facial fractures. The at-fault driver had $100,000 policy limits. The victim had $100,000 in underinsured motorist coverage. The at-fault driver had some assets, so Mr. Stavley demanded that he contribute $100,000 in additional money. The at-fault driver threatened bankruptcy but eventually added the additional $100,000 making the total recovery $300,000.
Mr. Stavley represented a man who was hit by a drunk driver. The man suffered a torn meniscus and ACL to a previously reconstructed knee. The insurance company initially offered $35,743 before litigation.
Mr. Stavley represented an elderly man involved in a Salem traffic crash that ran his car off the road into a tree. The man initially had no complaints of pain, but eventually had neck pain and headaches. He underwent a cervical disc fusion and suffered post-concussive symptoms. The at-fault driver offered her $50,000 policy limits. Mr. Stavley then brought a lawsuit for underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage. His insurance carrier argued that much of the injuries were unrelated to the car crash. Mr. Stavley recovered an additional $215,000 settlement against the UIM carrier.
Policy Limits Minimal Property Damage Cervical Disc Herniation Case
Mr. Stavley represented a man who was rear-ended by a woman with minimal insurance. After receiving policy limits from the at-fault driver, Mr. Stavley filed an Underinsured Motorist (UIM) lawsuit against his client’s own insurance company. Shortly after filing, the insurance company offered up their limits.