Beaverton, OR asked in Traffic Tickets for Oregon

Q: Not at fault accident, not insured in Oregon

I was hit by a person merging into my lane earlier, they told me I was at fault, that I hit them because they were in front of me and I rammed them. The scuffs are on the back of my car and there is a dent on their front left side of their car. I was uninsured (paid my insurance right after, don't worry I am not going to claim the accident as being insured I know that is insurance fraud.) I am really worried my license will be suspended, will that happen?

Here is a picture showing what happened

His car

My car

I know that not having insurance is dangerous and unacceptable. I have no excuse besides being a college student working and living on my own-- I just don't make enough for all my bills AND food. I put the insurance on a credit card for now.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Mr. Michael O. Stevens
Mr. Michael O. Stevens
  • Hillsboro, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: Without looking, I believe there is a provision that allows you to escape any serious issues if you purchase insurance right away.

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