I was injured in a car accident. How soon do I have to settle my claim?


If you were injured in a car accident in Oregon as a result of another driver’s negligence, you have two years from the accident date in which to settle your personal injury claim with the other driver’s insurance company or file a lawsuit against the driver. Minors may have much more time, and that time period varies depending on their age at the time of injury. Even so, insurance companies may make offers to settle early on, within a few days or a few weeks of the accident, so it is important to know your rights. You can contact an experienced car accident attorney for information or to schedule a consultation.