Skip to main content
Gregory K Zeuthen

Gregory Zeuthen’s Answers

4 total

  • Do i need an attorney if the store where i got injured has already confirmed that they are responsible for my injury?

    There is already a claim number..they said they would reimburse all dr. visits,xrays, treatments my insurance company..They also said there would be some kind of compensation..However it is looking like my injury might be permanent.. ...

    Gregory’s Answer

    I agree there really is not an admission of liability. If you actually have a permanent injury you should consult with an attorney to learn what your rights are. Most personal injury lawyers do not charge for an initial consultation.

    See question 
  • I have asked my doctor for a copy of my medical records but though promised she will not give me a copy. What can I do from here

    I have requested copies since July of this year by fax with a written and signed request, over the phone, signed release of my records to another doctor, the other doctor has requested a copy and I have personally spoke with her and requested a co...

    Gregory’s Answer

    Oregon law gives you the absolute right to review your medical records. See ORS 192.553. That sections provids that "It is the policy of the State of Oregon that an individual has...The right to access and review protected health information of the individual."

    You don't say what type of doctor (Medical, chiropractic or acupuncture) I would send one last letter to the doctor, citing the statute, and point out that you'll be filing a formal complaint to the board that regulates the doctors' license.

    See question 
  • ORS 811.170 Violation of open container law question

    What would be an offence of the violation of the container law when a car is parked in a business parking lot overnight with a business security permission and the driver is not in the car?

    Gregory’s Answer

    • Selected as best answer

    If the vehicle was parked on private business property and not on a highway (as defined by ORS 801.305), there is no violation of ORS 811.170. The open container law applies to vehicles on a highway in Oregon, and apply to any person in the vehicle.

    The laws pertaining to DUII are much broader. You can be cited and convicted for DUII if you operate a vehicle while under the influence "upon any premises open to the public." This means if you are under the influence and drive your car on private property that is open to the public, such as a parking lot, you can be found guilty of DUII.

    See question 
  • I have uninsured motorist insurance and was hit by one. Do they cover Pain and Suffering on top of the medical expenses?

    They have covered the medical bills, but I was injured for almost six months and want P&S. What are the laws regarding that in the State of Oregon (my insurance company is in Georgia)?

    Gregory’s Answer

    The short answer to your question is "Yes." Uninsured Motorist (UM) Coverage provides coverage for pain and suffering damages. The wrinkle in your case is that you were injured in Oregon while insured under a Georgia UM policy. In Oregon there is a two year Statute of Limitations ("SOL") that applies to UM claims, but your policy may dictate a different SOL.

    See question