Oregon Law Encourages Swifter Resolution of Insurance Disputes

Insurance Disputes

The Law and You

This segment of The Law and You features personal injury trial lawyer Don Corson telling of a recent case where the insurer was required to pay more to Corson’s client because of the insurer’s delays in resolving the claim.


JOEL: This is Joel Block for The Law and You with Eugene attorney Don Corson. Don, I understand you recently had a case where the insurance company refused to cover a family member who was hurt.

DON: That’s right, Joel. When we buy insurance, we expect the insurance company to honor legitimate claims and not delay or deny payment. With one of our cases, the family’s insurance company denied that their son was covered by the family’s insurance, and did not settle the claim within the required six months. Under Oregon law, this insurance company then had to pay even more to the injured young man. The purpose of that law is to encourage faster resolution of insurance claims and to try to make insurance companies more responsible to the people they are supposed to protect.

JOEL: Thanks, Don. If you have a legal question about your insurance rights, or how the law works, visit the Law Firm of Corson & Johnson at  CorsonJohnsonLaw.com. The Law and You is a community service and does not replace the advice of an attorney.

The Corson & Johnson Law Firm, a Eugene, Oregon personal injury trial law firm, produces and distributes The Law and You as a continuing public service to help families and consumers answer questions about our legal system and how it works for them. The Law and You spots are aired on KKNU, KMGE, KEUG, and KODZ in Eugene, Oregon. If you have suggestions of legal questions or topics you would like addressed by The Law and You, please contact us.


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