Portland, Oregon, drivers are required to have minimum amounts of car insurance. Liability insurance protects other drivers when you cause an accident. Sadly, many drivers break the law and drive without insurance.
When an uninsured driver causes an accident, you suffer. The Portland uninsured motorist claims attorney of Tillmann Law Personal Injury Lawyers can help. Our top-rated personal injury attorneys have recovered millions of dollars for clients injured because of another person’s negligence.
We trust that our insurance provider will be there for us when we need them. Unfortunately, filing an uninsured motorist claim can be as stressful and frustrating as filing a claim with the other driver’s insurance provider. At the same time you are dealing with your insurance provider, you are suing the uninsured driver for damages.
Our legal team at Tillmann Law Personal Injury Lawyers handles all aspects of your uninsured motorist case. With nearly two decades of legal experience, our lawyer has the skills and experience to handle the most complex personal injury cases.
Attorney Aaron Tillmann is recognized nationally and locally for his legal services. He is on the Top 100 Trial Lawyers list with The National Trial Lawyers and was recognized as a Super Lawyer by the legal magazine of the same name.
When you hire Tillmann Law Personal Injury Lawyers, you can trust that your case is being handled by a skilled personal injury lawyer. When you hire our award-winning Portland car accident lawyer to handle your case, you can expect him and the rest of our team to:
Contact our law office today to schedule a free case assessment with a seasoned car accident attorney in Portland, OR.
Driving without the minimum amount of liability insurance in Oregon is illegal. The state requires drivers to have at least the following insurance coverage:
Additionally, each driver must have $15,000 in Personal Injury Protection and uninsured motorist insurance in the amount of $25,000 ($50,000 per accident). You can purchase higher limits and optional insurance if you desire.
The liability insurance (bodily injury) does not pay you for damages caused by a car crash. Instead, it pays victims for damages they sustain when you cause a car accident. However, your Personal Injury Protection coverage pays benefits to you regardless of who causes the accident.
Uninsured motorist (UM) insurance compensates you when an uninsured driver causes an accident. You can file a claim with your insurance provider seeking the same damages you would demand if you filed a claim with the driver’s insurance company or filed a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver.
When you file a claim for uninsured motorist benefits, you can claim compensation for your economic damages, including:
You can also receive compensation for your non-economic damages. These damages include your pain and suffering, emotional distress, and decreased quality of life. You can also demand compensation for future damages if you sustain a permanent impairment.
An uninsured motorist claim requires you to prove the other driver caused the car accident and did not have insurance coverage. The burden of proof is the same as if you were filing a claim against the at-fault driver.
Therefore, you should take the same steps to protect your legal rights after any car accident. Steps to take after a crash with an uninsured driver include:
Many uninsured drivers flee the scene because they do not have the required insurance coverage. Uninsured motorist coverage also covers hit-and-run accidents, but you must prove the other driver caused the crash to recover damages.
Our legal team explores all options to recover maximum compensation for your personal injury case. Call now for a free case evaluation with our trusted Portland uninsured motorist claims attorney. We are here to help you when you need experienced legal representation.