Settlement for Oregon Passenger Injured in Out-of-State Accident
Our client in this auto accident injury case was hurt while on vacation on the East Coast. She was traveling on the interstate, riding as the passenger in a rental car being driven by her husband, when another driver tried to enter her the lane occupied by our client’s rental car. Unfortunately, there was not enough room for this driver to enter the lane and he hit our client’s car, injuring her.
Our client didn’t know how to approach this accident since it took place outside of her home state. After an initial post-accident emergency room visit in the state where the accident had occurred, our client and her husband waited until they were home several months later to follow up with their primary care physician. After treating for their accident-related injuries, they contacted the Oregon auto accident injury attorneys at Dwyer Williams Cherkoss to discuss their case.
We explained that generally (as in this case), even when you’re away from home, your auto insurance still covers you in the event of an auto accident. Generally, auto policies limit coverage to areas within the United States. This made our job easy: once we had been retained to represent her, we treated the accident as if it had occurred in Oregon. We contacted the at-fault driver’s insurance company and began negotiating with them immediately. We were quickly able to resolve the matter and to obtain a fair settlement for our client and her husband.