Upon petition of an insurer, a court may order that data from a motor vehicle event data recorder be retrieved or used without the consent of the owner of the motor vehicle after an accident if the court determines that:
The owner has a policy of insurance for the vehicle issued by the insurer;
The data is necessary to reconstruct the facts of the accident and to allow the insurer to determine the obligations of the insurer under the insurance policy; and
An accurate and timely determination of the facts of the accident cannot occur without the data.
A petition under this section must be filed in the circuit court for the county in which the owner of the motor vehicle resides. The petition must be served on the owner in the manner provided by ORCP 7 not less than 30 days before a hearing on the petition. An insurer filing a petition under this section must pay the filing fee specified by ORS 21.135 (Standard filing fee). [2007 c.644 §4a; 2011 c.595 §122]
Atty. Gen. Opinions
Private process server in a forcible entry and detainer action, (1975) Vol 37, p 869