Oregon Statutes - Chapter 746 - Trade Practices - Section 746.280 - Designation of particular motor vehicle repair shop by insurer prohibited; notice; limitation of costs.

(1) An insurer may not require that a particular person make the repairs to the insuredís motor vehicle as a condition for recovery by the insured under a motor vehicle liability insurance policy.

(2) Prior to providing a recommendation that a particular person make repairs to the insuredís motor vehicle, the person adjusting the claim on behalf of the insurer shall inform the insured of the rights conferred by subsection (1) of this section by communicating in a statement substantially similar to the following:

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OREGON LAW PROHIBITS US FROM REQUIRING YOU TO GET REPAIRS TO YOUR VEHICLE AT A PARTICULAR MOTOR VEHICLE REPAIR SHOP. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO SELECT THE MOTOR VEHICLE REPAIR SHOP OF YOUR CHOICE.

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(3) If an insured elects to have the motor vehicle repaired at a motor vehicle repair shop other than a shop recommended by the insurer, the insurer may not limit the cost of repairs necessary to return the motor vehicle to a preloss condition relative to safety, function and appearance other than as stated in the policy or as otherwise allowed by law.

(4) If an insured accepts the insurerís recommendation, the insurer shall provide, electronically or in printed form, a statement to the insured within three business days after the date of acceptance in substantially the following form:

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WE HAVE RECOMMENDED A MOTOR VEHICLE REPAIR SHOP. IF YOU AGREE TO USE OUR RECOMMENDED REPAIR SHOP, YOUR VEHICLE WILL RECEIVE REPAIRS RETURNING IT TO A PRELOSS CONDITION RELATIVE TO SAFETY, FUNCTION AND APPEARANCE AT NO ADDITIONAL COST TO YOU OTHER THAN AS STATED IN THE INSURANCE POLICY OR AS OTHERWISE ALLOWED BY LAW.

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[1977 c.785 §2; 2007 c.506 §1]

Note: See note under 746.275.

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