In an important decision for Oregon insurers, Dowell v. Oregon Mutual Insurance Company, the Oregon Supreme Court just ruled that Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits – Oregon’s version of no-fault auto insurance coverage – apply to medical treatment for auto-related injuries but not to the cost of transportation to the doctor’s office or other place of treatment.

Cosgrave partner Tom Christ briefed and argued the case on appeal. Tom specializes in civil appeals and insurance coverage, and he has argued over three hundred and fifty cases in Oregon’s appellate courts.