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12 Aug, 2010

Safety Person of the Year – Richard Rizk

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Firm News

Richard Rizk is the Far West Ski Association’s 2010 Safety Person of the Year. He developed a winter safety speaker awareness series which addressed winter driving, terrain park safety, ski risks and the law, and ski patrol advice. Richard also contributed…

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07 May, 2010

Auto Accident While Pregnant: Pain & Suffering Claim

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Auto Accident

The following information is important if you were injured in an automobile accident while pregnant. The rule discussed below also applies for other personal injury claims suffered while pregnant. Oregon Courts recognize a special claim of pain and suffering…

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19 Feb, 2010

Water Losses: Pain & Suffering Damages

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Personal Injury

Most states do not allow pain and suffering damages for property losses. Oregon is an exception.In Edwards v Talent Irrigation District, 280 Or. 307, 309, 570 P.2d 1169 (1977), defendant’s negligent acts caused water from their irrigation ditch to flood…

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10 Feb, 2010

Parents Use Apps to Block Texting Teen Drivers

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Auto Accident

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) added distracted driving to its 2013 “most wanted list,” and 35 states have passed laws banning cellphone use while driving. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, 16 percent of all distracted…

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27 Jan, 2010

Understanding Auto Insurance Coverages

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Auto Accident

You were in an auto accident. You have insurance. So you are covered…right? Well, maybe. Auto insurance policies contain multiple coverages. Each coverage serves a specific purpose. If your accident involves more than two vehicles, high damages or two…

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30 Nov, 2009

Insured v Insurer: Motivating Insurers

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Insurance Issues

You paid thousands in insurance premiums and have presented few, in any, claims… until now. As a loyal customer you innocently believed that if someday you made a claim, it would be promptly and fairly resolved. Wrong! Instead of quick claim resolution,…

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30 Nov, 2009

Chart Notes & Insurance Claims

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Insurance Issues

It’s not fair!! When it comes to claims, what happened in an accident matters less than what is documented… Insurers are more accepting of injury claims which are well documented in medical chart notes. Why? Because real time documentation is strong…

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25 Nov, 2009

Death and Serious Automobile Injury Claims against Drunk Driver

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Auto Accident

It happens in different ways. Jim should be alive. He waited for the crosswalk light and began walking across. About half way through a drunk driver ran him down, sped off and left him for dead. Sally just finished tuning her road bike. Excited to meet…

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