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23 Dec, 2019

Portland Sees Highest Number Of Traffic Fatalities in Over Two Decades

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Auto Accident

Sue Bartlett, a software engineer who moved to Oregon in the 1980’s was just 66 years old when she succumbed to her injuries after being struck head-on in a traffic accident on August 30, 2019. With interests that ranged from skiing and hiking to singing…

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13 Dec, 2019

Who is at Fault for a Merging Accident in Oregon?

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Auto Accident

Merging into another lane on a busy highway is challenging under the best of circumstances. When drivers are careless in a merging situation, an accident can easily result.   Not only can a merging accident cause significant damage to your vehicle, it…

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11 Dec, 2019

Seeking Compensation if You Were Not Wearing a Seat Belt in a Crash

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Auto Accident

Oregon has strict seat belt laws, and unlike other states, does allow at-fault parties to use the seat belt defense against accident victims. How does this law affect a potential claim if you were injured in a car crash while not wearing your seatbelt?…

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03 Dec, 2019

Friday Evening Car Crash Kills Three Guatemalan Christmas Tree Workers

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Auto Accident

After stopping to pick up their paychecks for a week of work, 13 Guatemalan Christmas tree workers were on their way home when a Ford F-350 truck hit the passenger side of the Chevy passenger van they were traveling in. Three migrant workers died from…

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29 Nov, 2019

Liability in a Crash Caused by a Driver in a Borrowed Car

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Auto Accident

Car accidents are often frightening and frustrating, but when a borrowed vehicle is involved, the situation can be even more confusing.  The licensed Hillsboro car accident lawyers at Rizk Law have detailed knowledge of liability for car accidents and…

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18 Nov, 2019

Liability for Pedestrian Accident if Car Safety Technology Fails

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Auto Accident

Many newer cars are equipped with safety technology to help drivers avoid pedestrian accidents, including backup cameras and collision avoidance systems that can apply the brakes to avoid an accident. However, if this technology fails to function as intended…

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06 Nov, 2019

How Do You Pursue Compensation After a Hit and Run Biking Accident?

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Auto Accident

Bikes are a big part of Portland’s commuter culture, but how do you make sure you have sufficient insurance – especially if you do not own a car? If you were the victim of a hit and run accident while riding your bicycle, our experienced Portland bicycle…

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31 Oct, 2019

Metro Council’s $3.11 Billion Plan to Address Transportation Safety

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Auto Accident

Oregon’s Metro Council made a preliminary recommendation of $3.11 billion in funding for regional transportation projects in 13 transportation corridors in Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties. The council has several goals for these projects,…

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25 Oct, 2019

Punitive Damages for Victims of Drunk Driving Accidents in Oregon

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Auto Accident

Punitive damages are rarely awarded in personal injury cases. These damages only apply to cases where the party that caused the injury showed extreme negligence. Drunk driving may be an example of this level of negligence.   Below, our Portland car accident…

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23 Oct, 2019

While U.S. Traffic Deaths Decline, Portland’s Continue to Rise

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Auto Accident

The latest highway crash fatality data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows traffic deaths declined 2.4 percent in 2018 compared to 2017, marking two years in a row of decline in these kinds of deaths. However, traffic…

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