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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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26 Jan, 2009

US Supreme Court Protects Workplace Whistleblowers

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Legal News

In Crawford v. Metropolitan Government, the U.S. Supreme Court in January, 2009 unanimously declared that federal law protects workers from retaliation, even when the worker did not personally complain about discrimination on the job. Ms. Crawford asserted…

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26 Jan, 2009

Employment Claim Resolved: A Note from a Past Client

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Personal Injury

Dear Richard: My situation was so incredibly ridiculous that no one believed me until I brought my case to you, you stood up for me when no one else would, you were my voice when I didn’t have one, and you never backed down. You stood strong by my side…

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30 Dec, 2008

Oregon Insurance Claim Practices Law

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Insurance Issues

"Can an insurance company really do that?" is a question I am regularly asked. With some exceptions (such as employer provided disability plans) insurers are regulated by state, not federal law. In Oregon, our starting point for assessing an insurer's…

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19 Nov, 2008

What I Do For You

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Firm News

I am a personal injury attorney and an insurance attorney practicing in the Portland metro area. But what does that really mean? As a personal injury attorney in Portland, I help people who are injured due to the fault of another obtain fair compensation…

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05 Nov, 2008

Recommending Richard Rizk

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Firm News

To say that by having Richard Rizk adjudicate an insurance claim was a serendipitous event is an understatement. My wife, a registered nurse, was seriously injured. Three attorneys, upon separate accounts over several years, failed to achieve monetary…

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