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1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for Oregon on
Q: My boyfriend who isn’t insured , was hit by a girl who is insured , what can happen to my boyfriend?

My boyfriend is worried because he isn’t insured and he’s scared that he’s going to get in trouble . He’s had a bad headache since then and he doesn’t have health insurance .

Jeff Merrick
Jeff Merrick answered on Nov 14, 2019

There are many things to tell someone who was in an collision caused by someone else.

He should contact an attorney. There are many steps to take right away to preserve and enhance rights. Yes, not having insurance may limit what he can recover from the other side.

Also, he...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Litigation and Insurance Bad Faith for Oregon on
Q: Need to take an insurance to small claims, they have agents in the county does this count as having a physical presence

An at fault party's insurance company has neglected to reimburse for car rentals, which they agreed to pay for, or provide any closure. Even with police report (which I had to provide at my own expense) and video evidence it took almost 2 months to accept liability. One month after having my car... Read more »

Jeff Merrick
Jeff Merrick answered on Nov 15, 2018

If your question is whether your county has jurisdiction over the insurer, odds are it does.

If you can't find the insurer's proper address with the Secretary of State's business registry, try the State Insurance Division.

It might be worth buying an hour of a lawyer's time to...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for Oregon on
Q: Does insurance pay a total loss based on value of a car or the price paid? Do they require a bill of sale?

I purchased a unique 66 mustang from a private owner. Long story short 2 hours after the sale some older lady came out of nowhere & smashed both my cars which I paid in full (parked behind each other) to total loss status. No bill of sale was made in the process because Oregon does not require it... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 12, 2017

They want proof of ownership. How you work that is up to you. However, the issue is what the value is.

Likewise on #2. Unless your policy has replacement value you don't get it in most states.

You can check with the insurance commissioner for your state as to what they can ask...
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