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06 Jan, 2020

Oregon Lawsuits That Got Our Attention in 2019

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Personal Injury

Countless lawsuits are reported on by The Oregonian/OregonLive when they are filed, but only a few make headlines. While many of these cases settle privately, the outcome of some lawsuits must be made public. Below, learn more about the results of some…

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03 Jan, 2020

Waiting to File an Injury Claim May Risk Your Ability to Seek Damages

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Personal Injury

The statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim in Oregon is two years from the date of the accident. That may sound like a long time to someone who does not handle lawsuits on a regular basis. However, those two years can fly by, and in…

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30 Dec, 2019

Can a Portland Property Owner be Liable for a Slip and Fall on Ice?

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Personal Injury

Winter weather brings all kinds of potential dangers for pedestrians, especially when freezing temperatures and snowy weather result in icy walkways. Can property owners be liable for injuries if you slip and fall on their property? Portland City Code…

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26 Dec, 2019

Sheriff’s Office Investigating Sex Abuse Claims at Catlin Gabel School

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Personal Injury

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office has opened a criminal investigation of sexual and physical abuse allegations against staffers at Catlin Gabel School over the past three decades. The criminal investigation comes after the school released a 16-page…

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17 Dec, 2019

Financial Compensation for Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuits in Oregon

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Personal Injury

Spinal cord injuries are often life-changing events for the victims, as they may suffer a permanent loss of mobility and function in the affected areas of the body. The cost of ongoing treatment is largely based on the severity and type of spinal cord…

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14 Oct, 2019

How Do Insurers Calculate Pain and Suffering in Oregon Injury Claims?

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Personal Injury

Victims of car crashes or other types of accidents may suffer various damages, from medical bills and lost wages to physical pain and emotional suffering. Determining the value of economic damages like medical bills and lost wages is very straight forward.…

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02 Oct, 2019

Why Talk to a Lawyer Before Accepting an Insurance Settlement

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Personal Injury

Many car accident claims are resolved through an insurance settlement. However, making your own decision about accepting a settlement offer is often a bad idea. Rizk Law recommends that you discuss any initial settlement offers with a licensed attorney…

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21 Aug, 2019

Bicycle Versus Car Accidents: Who Can Be Liable?

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Personal Injury

When a bicycle and car collide, many people assume the driver is at fault. However, since Oregon law says a bicycle is a vehicle, riders have the same duties as drivers when it comes to traffic safety. This means there could be situations when a bicyclist…

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16 Aug, 2019

Public Safety Phone Numbers and Websites for Portland, Oregon

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Personal Injury

When you need important public safety information or see suspicious activity happening in your neighborhood that you want to report, it can be tough to find the phone number or website you need. Every minute counts in a crisis and having this kind of…

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15 Aug, 2019

Questions to ask a Personal Injury Lawyer

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Personal Injury

1. What is the extent of your knowledge of how insurance companies work? Most personal injury claims involve making a claim against an insurance company, so understanding how insurers work is critical to a successful outcome. I am one of the few Oregon…

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