Most cars involved in an auto collision are damaged. Some cars are totaled, and some are repairable. In either case it is important to know your rights so you are not cheated or taken advantage of by the insurance industry.Read More
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Frequently Asked Questions
- Do I need an attorney?
- How does my collision coverage figure into all of this?
- What if I am partly at fault?
- What if the other driver was uninsured?
- What about lost use of my vehicle during repairs?
- What about hidden damage or faulty repair-shop workmanship?
- Is it possible that the “market value” of my vehicle will not equal the pay-off amount?
- What happens to my wrecked car once we settle on the value of the “total loss”?
- What is the “market value” and how do I find its amount?
- When is a vehicle “totaled” instead of repaired?
- Once I agree to an estimate, do I have to have my car fixed, and do I have to have it fixed where the insurance company tells me?
- What insurance company should pay for the damage, mine or the responsible party?
- What if I disagree with the appraiser’s estimate?
- How are repair costs determined?
- My car has been damaged due to the fault of someone else. What am I entitled to?
- How can I make sure this doesn’t happen to anyone else?
- Will an attorney be expensive?
- I don’t want to file a lawsuit. Can I handle the claim myself?
- My operation had a bad result. Was there malpractice?
- Must I file a claim within a certain length of time?
- Are the same standards applied to big-city and small-town professionals?
- How can I tell if I have a malpractice claim?
- If I’m injured, should I consult an attorney?
- What should I do if I am in an accident?
- Is there a way to save money on insurance?
- What is underinsured coverage?
- What is uninsured motorist coverage?
- How can I save money on collision coverage?
- Is all car insurance basically the same?
- Aren’t higher coverages expensive?
- How much insurance is advisable?
- What if I drive without insurance?
- Should I buy the minimum insurance required by law?
- How much automobile insurance is necessary?
No Fault Medical Coverage
- Are there any other ways to fight the insurance company?
- How do you stand up to the insurance company?
- Why do insurance companies use the review service?
- Do I have to accept the insurance company’s decision?
- Do insurance companies ever refuse to pay for treatment bills under PIP coverage?
- What if the bills exceed the PIP coverage?
- If I am injured in an auto accident am I free to choose the kind of health care I receive?
- Do I need an attorney?
- How long do I have to settle my Oregon personal injury claim?
- What if the insurance adjuster contacts me?
- What if my insurance company refuses to make "PIP" payments?
- How will my medical bills or lost wages be paid?
- What do I do first?