Accidents Involving Uninsured or Underinsured Motorists

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If you or a family member has been injured in an auto accident or car accident in Salem, Oregon contact an experienced personal injury lawyer at the Youd Law Firm in Salem, Oregon. We handle all auto accident claims, including:

Motorcycle Accident AttorneyBeing involved in a car accident is bad enough, but finding out that you’ve just been hit by an uninsured or underinsured motorist can knock the wind out of you. Take heart — the situation is a bit more complicated than a normal fender bender, but all is not lost.

Fortunately, the state of Oregon requires that auto insurance policies carry uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage. So, you’re all taken care of, right?

Maybe. Your insurance company is a for-profit organization, so they want to pay out as little as possible. In other words, if you accept their first offer, there’s a pretty good chance that you’ll be left holding a sizable chunk of the bill for an accident that wasn’t your fault. Salem, Oregon Attorney Lance D. Youd can help you obtain fair and just compensation if you’ve been injured in a car accident by an uninsured or underinsured driver.


If you’ve been injured in an accident involving an uninsured or underinsured motorist, attorney Lance D. Youd has the experience you need to negotiate a fair and just settlement or take the case to trial. Mr. Youd helps his clients in Salem, Portland, and the Willamette Valley area get full and fair compensation for their injuries.

Attorney Lance D. Youd has helped his clients in Salem, Portland, and the Willamette Valley area get full and fair compensation for their injuries. He works hard to make the process as smooth and seamless as possible. All personal injury cases are taken on a contingency basis — this means that Mr. Youd is paid only when he successfully negotiates a monetary settlement or wins a judgment on your behalf.

Uninsured and underinsure motorists

  • Approximately 10% of Oregon drivers are uninsured
  • Oregon auto insurance policies are required to carry uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage
  • In a hit-and-run accident, the other motorist is legally considered an uninsured motorist


We were so lucky to find Lance Youd as our attorney after our motorcycle/car accident in 2005 (and again in ’09). An uninsured driver caused us to crash our motorcycle and fled the scene. Our motorcycle was totaled and I spent a week in the hospital. The driver of the car had been drinking. Lance made sure that our insurance company covered us since we had “full coverage” auto insurance on our motorcycle. If not for Lance, we wouldn’t have gotten the hospital bills paid or the value of our motorcycle replacement. THANK YOU LANCE!

Ben and Mary 2010


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