In recent posts, we’ve described generally that Personal Injury Protection (PIP) is used to help pay for immediate needs after an automobile collision—medical expenses, lost wages, some household expenses and funeral expenses. For more on what PIP covers, click here.
One thing that distinguishes PIP from a liability claim is that PIP is “no fault.” PIP benefits can be collected no matter who caused the collision. PIP is typically available in all of these circumstances:
- Single-car collision
- Hit-and-run accident
- Driver and passengers in the PIP-insured car, when the driver was negligent
- Driver and passengers in the PIP-insured car, when the driver was not negligent
Of course, an Oregon automobile accident victim may still file a claim or pursue a lawsuit against the at-fault driver, if there is one. The victim will be able to recover if he or she can prove negligence, and that the negligence caused injury.
If you’ve been in an automobile accident, contact our personal injury protection lawyers at 1-541-617-0555, or fill out our internet Contact form on the right side of the page. We can take care of all of the PIP paperwork for you.
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