Portland Oregon Attorneys at Susak & Powell Clarify New Auto Accident Benefits

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New Oregon law increases benefits for lost wages.

“This law, which stemmed from Oregon HB 2326, applies to all auto insurance policies issued in the state of Oregon on or after January 1, 2010,” explained Steve Riedlinger, an attorney at Susak & Powell.

Portland, Oregon personal injury lawyers from the law firm of Susak & Powell, P.C., are advising Oregon drivers that a new state law providing them with increased benefits in the event of an auto accident has now taken effect for virtually everyone.

Under the new law, if an Oregon motorist injured in an auto accident such that he or she cannot work for a given period of time, they can collect up to 70% of their wages from their insurance company -- up to a maximum of $3,000 per month -- for one year. The previous maximum, $1,250 per month, was raised for the first time in 20 years.

“This law, which stemmed from Oregon HB 2326, applies to all auto insurance policies issued in the state of Oregon on or after January 1, 2010,” explained Steve Riedlinger, an attorney at Susak & Powell. “Realistically, that means virtually every driver in the state has taken out a new policy or renewed an existing policy while under the oversight of this new law.”

According to Riedlinger, in Oregon, every automobile insurance policy must include "Personal Injury Protection," also known as PIP. PIP is Oregon’s “no fault” auto insurance requirement for all non-commercial automotive insurance policies.

About Susak & Powell
Susak & Powell represents people who have suffered serious injuries as a result of the negligence of others. The firm, which recently celebrated its 30th anniversary of practicing law in Portland, has from its inception specialized in personal injury, auto accident and wrongful death cases.

Susak & Powell represents clients throughout the state of Oregon and the Vancouver, Washington area who are seeking to recover individual losses from car accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle/bicycle accidents, defective products, insurance claims disputes, wrongful death, and premises liability. Together, the firm’s attorneys have a combined experience of more than 100 years in personal injury law. For more information, please go to http://www.oregonaccidenthelpcenter.com.

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