Oregon Tort Law Limitations

If you are injured by the negligence, carelessness or recklessness of a public body in the State of Oregon, there are limits to to the damages you can claim from the government.

Effective July 1, 2015, we have new limitations on Oregon Tort Claims involving claims against public bodies. These limitations only apply to claims against public bodies. If your claim is not against a public body, these limitations do not apply to you.

http://courts.oregon.gov/OJD/courts/circuit/pages/tort_claims_act.aspx

http://courts.oregon.gov/OJD/docs/courts/circuit/Table_of_Liability_Limits.pdf

Oregon Tort Claims Act Liability Limits

PROPERTY DAMAGES LIMITS IN TORT ACTIONS AGAINST PUBLIC BODIES

EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2015

The Office of the State Court Administrator (OSCA) has followed the required statutory methodology identified in ORS 30.271(4), 30.272(4), and 30.273(3) to calculate the annual adjustment to the limitations on liability of state and local public bodies for personal injury, death, and property damage or destruction. Based on these calculations, the limitations are adjusted as shown:

State

single injury or death $ 2,048,300

multiple injury or death $ 4,096,600

Local

single injury or death $ 682,800

multiple injury or death $ 1,365,500

State or Local

single property damage or destruction $ 112,000

multiple property damage or destruction $ 560,000

These new limitations become effective on July 1, 2015, and apply to all causes of action arising on or after July 1, 2015, and before July 1, 2016.

 

 

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