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Archive for the ‘Insurance Companies’ Category

Bad Faith Insurance Practices: How to Make Bad Insurers Pay in Excess of Policy Limits
Saturday, May 20th, 2017

This article will examine recovery of policy limits in excess of the policy limits against bad faith insurance companies. The (Oregon) Basics An Oregon auto policy[1] comes with three types of coverage, (1) Liability, (2) UM/UIM, and (3) PIP. 1. Liability Coverage This is auto insurance that pays for the other guy, if the wreck […]

Car insurance companies fined for overcharging customers
Friday, September 6th, 2013

4 insurance companies refund over a million dollars to consumers after they were overcharged for car insurance policies in Washington

Buying a used car? How to check for flood damage
Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

Oregon warns of used cars damaged in hurricanes being resold in Oregon and Washington, offers guidelines for car shoppers.

Auto Insurance & Young Drivers: An Important Lesson
Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Harmony Miller, MPH New drivers are almost never taught about the importance of auto insurance. Like personal finance, most high schools do not have a curriculum that covers this topic. Except the little that is required to know in order to pass a driver’s test, understanding auto insurance is not given priority when training new […]

Only In Portland — Insurance by the Mile
Friday, December 14th, 2012

Emily Terriquez, D'Amore Law Group Associate Oregon is now home to the first auto insurance company that charges users by the mile. MetroMile, based in Redwood City, California, started offering auto insurance policies earlier this week in Oregon and hopes to expand to other states in the coming months. How does it work? Instead of […]

What is “webbing” – and why does it need to be banned?
Thursday, December 6th, 2012

You probably know that “distracted driving” has become the accepted term for any actions that visually, manually or cognitively distract people behind the wheel. “Webbing” evidently describes the specific act of web browsing while driving. This dangerous practice is becoming increasingly common. A State Farm poll found a 48% increase in smartphone web use while driving […]

Why Opting Out is a Bad Idea
Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Don’t make the mistake of opting out of PIP and UIM insurance coverage – if you are injured in a car accident, you may need it.

Bills bills bills!
Saturday, November 24th, 2012

Health insurance companies and Personal Injury Protection (PIP) file liens against people injured in car accidents. A lawyer can help.

Worst cars for personal injury claims
Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

The Highway Loss Data Institute looked at insurance data for medical payment (Med-Pay) coverage, and Personal Injury Protection (PIP) to determine how well a vehicle protected the occupants from injury during a collision.  The majority of the vehicles with the highest claim frequency for the model year 2009-2011 were classified as minicars or small cars. […]

One must-have for cyclists
Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

To put it simply, insurance. In the last few months, Portland, Oregon has been rated America's most bike-friendly city, has earned national recognition for creating infrastructure for cycling, and now claims the highest percentage of bike commuters in any large U.S. city.  Yet, too often my firm gets a call from a cyclist who has been seriously […]