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16 Nov, 2020

Could Oregon’s Decriminalization of Hard Drugs Lead to More Car Accidents?

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Auto Accident

Oregon recently passed a new law, Oregon Measure 110, which decriminalizes the low-level use and possession of hard drugs. While many are calling this achievement a victory, others doubt it will greatly impact the recovery of those who struggle with addiction,…

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23 Oct, 2020

Compensation Complexities when a Lyft or Uber Driver Hits a Pedestrian

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Auto Accident

Ridesharing is a convenient mode of transportation that is likely here to stay. But when an rideshare driver hits you while walking, who will pay the bills to make it right? Many drivers live paycheck to paycheck, work second jobs and thus, carry minimum…

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21 Oct, 2020

Recovering Compensation After Being Hit by a PGE Utility Truck

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Auto Accident

Motor vehicle accidents involving Portland General Electric (PGE) trucks and other utility trucks happen more often than you may think. Unfortunately, because of the size and weight of these vehicles, these accidents often result in serious or life-threatening…

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20 Oct, 2020

Preventing a Tailgating Accident and What You Can Do if it Happens to You

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Auto Accident

A tailgating accident can cause significant injuries and damage to your vehicle. As these collisions are almost always preventable, learning how to prevent them is an important part of being a safe driver. Do you know how much distance you should maintain…

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12 Oct, 2020

Two Women Were Struck and Killed Early Saturday Morning on I-5 in Portland

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Auto Accident

Two women were struck and killed by another vehicle on Interstate 5 near Portland’s Fremont Bridge early Saturday morning. The SUV the women were driving in had broken down, and they had stepped out of their car and were trying to get help. Michael A.…

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01 Oct, 2020

How is Portland Improving Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety at Crosswalks?

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Auto Accident

Portland continues to take certain measures to try to make crosswalks safer for bicyclists and pedestrians. As some of the most vulnerable roadway users, when bike riders or pedestrians are struck by a motor vehicle while crossing a street, the resulting…

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29 Sep, 2020

Who Can Be at Fault for a Right-Turn Accident?

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Auto Accident

Right hand turns are a common driving maneuver we do at four-way stops, red lights and many other intersections. However, because we do them so often, it is easy to get distracted. It only takes a split second to get into an accident because we forgot…

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24 Sep, 2020

Can I Recover Lost Wages After an Oregon Car Crash?

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Auto Accident

After suffering injuries in an Oregon car accident, you may be facing costly medical expenses. These unexpected bills can be difficult to manage even when you are receiving your normal income. However, if you are unable to work while recovering or, worse…

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14 Sep, 2020

Are Oregon Jaywalkers Eligible to File a Lawsuit If Hit by a Car

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Auto Accident

When pedestrians are hit by a car, the injuries are often serious. While drivers may typically be at fault for causing the accident, what happens if the pedestrian was jaywalking? Can you still obtain compensation for your injuries in that situation? Rizk…

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11 Sep, 2020

What to Do if 9-1-1 and the Police Are Unable to Help After a Car Crash

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Auto Accident

Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, demonstrations, severe wildfires and other emergency situations happening in Oregon right now, the response time of 9-1-1 dispatchers has been unreliable and significantly delayed. Currently, there are reports of…

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