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26 May, 2020

Increased Traffic Deaths During COVID-19 Despite Less Cars on The Road

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Auto Accident

Despite decreased traffic amid stay-at-home orders in most states, the National Safety Council reported that March 2020 saw a 14-percent increase in traffic deaths when compared to the same time period last year. Rizk Law discusses the reasons for the…

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26 May, 2020

Pandemic Fallout: Opportunities & Risks for Personal Injury Claims

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Personal Injury

Everyone has, and will continue to, adjust to accommodate COVID-19 realities. Personal injury claimants must also adjust. Those who pivot effectively could be pleasantly surprised. Those who don't may end up without the treatment needed and empty-handed.…

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22 May, 2020

Commercial Driver Safety Standards Relaxed During COVID-19

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Personal Injury

In March 2020, the hours-of-service (HOS) regulations under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) were suspended nationwide. While smaller scale suspensions have happened in the past during times of local or state disasters, there has…

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18 May, 2020

Blocked Access to Ross Island Bridge Puts Drivers, Pedestrians at Risk

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Auto Accident

Fall 2019 suddenly seems like ancient history. Back then, residents of South Portland, Oregon were understandably fed up with exceptionally long lines of idling motorists on SW Kelly and SW Corbett Aves waiting to merge onto the west end of the Ross Island…

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08 May, 2020

Negative Bias of Motorcycles and How it May Impact Your Claim

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Personal Injury

As Oregon starts to see some nicer weather and the state begins to reopen for business, drivers of motorcycles, cars and other vehicles will be excited to get out on the roads again. During motorcycle awareness month, it is a good time to reconsider road…

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01 May, 2020

Can Portland Make Roads Safer For Walkers, Bikers During Pandemic?

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Auto Accident

Portland is considering ways to make bike paths and sidewalks safer for cyclists and pedestrians during the pandemic and going forward. Concerns include maintaining social distancing while providing more protection from vehicles still on the road. Rizk…

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24 Apr, 2020

Tips for Handling a Car Crash Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Auto Accident

Many Portland residents are adhering to local shutdown requirements and following the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) recommendations for slowing the spread of the virus. However, some individuals, such as essential workers, may have to leave home…

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16 Apr, 2020

As Traffic Thins Out, Police Have Caught Drivers Going Over 100 MPH

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Auto Accident

If you have gone out on the road for groceries or other essential items, you may have noticed a significant decline in traffic. People are practicing social distancing and staying home, with many people working from home to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. However,…

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