Occasionally, a liability insurer will make an advance payment toward a claimant’s personal injury or property damage claim before final settlement. An example would be payment of the damages to the claimant’s car in an automobile accident case. When the insurer makes an advance payment, it must give written notice to the claimant of the date that the statute of limitations (the legal deadline) to file suit for the injuries will expire.
Notes on the Law
Welcome to “Notes on the Law.” We offer this as an educational feature to highlight areas of the law. It is not intended to be legal advice.
If you have been injured or suffered property damage through the fault of another, but your injuries/damages are not extensive or pertinent, your claim should, and can still be settled quickly and fairly.
If you have been injured by a dog bite, you can recover your economic damages without having to prove that the owner should have known the dog would bite, as long as the dog was not provoked to attack. ORS 31.360 states as follows:
Welcome to “Notes on the Law.” We offer this as an educational feature to highlight areas of the law. It is not intended to be legal advice. Oregon Revised Statute 742.061 provides that: “If settlement is not made within six months from the date proof of loss is filed with an insurer and an action …