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15 Feb, 2021

Should I Tell My Lawyer About a Preexisting Injury?

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Personal Injury

It is important to be completely honest in any legal claim. If you try to hide preexisting injuries or conditions from your attorney, it could significantly damage to the value of your claim. Rizk Law discusses preexisting conditions in a car accident…

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04 Feb, 2021

Legionnaires’ Outbreak in North Portland Apartment Complex

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Personal Injury

The Multnomah County Health Department reported an outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease in an Oregon apartment complex in early January. Health department officials first became aware of a potential issue after several people in the same complex were hospitalized…

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18 Dec, 2020

Increased Mt. Hood Traffic May Lead to More Accidents

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Personal Injury

The 2021 ski season in Oregon is just beginning, but there are already concerns that there may be more accidents than in previous years. Issues this season include not only the increased traffic to and from Mount Hood but also how COVID-19 restrictions…

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08 Dec, 2020

Two Common Auto Injury Traps: Oregon Personal Injury Protection (PIP)

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Personal Injury

By Richard Rizk  Most health insurance policies exclude treatment for injuries caused by someone else’s mistake. To fill that gap, Oregon requires all auto insurers to include a coverage commonly known as Personal Injury Protection (PIP), which pays…

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09 Nov, 2020

Who May Be Liable When a Bike Rider Crashes Into an Open Car Door?

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Personal Injury

Drivers are likely to encounter many pedestrians and bicyclists in Portland. It is the driver’s responsibility to look out for these vulnerable road users, and not just when their cars are in motion. Bicyclists are often seriously injured when drivers…

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30 Oct, 2020

Can I File a Lawsuit for Damages Caused During a Demonstration

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Personal Injury

This has been a busy year for demonstrations across the U.S. and especially in Portland. Unfortunately, although most attended these events with a peaceful protest in mind, many evolved and erupted into more extreme activity, which led to demonstrators,…

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25 Sep, 2020

No Change in Portland's Dangerous Driving Behavior Despite Pandemic

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Personal Injury

If Portland's death toll increases by just three more deaths, 2020 fatalities will exceed total traffic fatalities in 2019. This is a staggering reality after the city's mandatory stay-at-home order that kept many off the roads for months. Even with…

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08 Sep, 2020

Fire Outbreaks and Smoke Causing Visibility Issues for Portland Drivers

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Personal Injury

On Monday night, residents in the Portland metro area were issued hazardous air quality warnings due to local wildfires and dangerous levels of smoke that have been further complicated by strong winds gusts in the area. Rizk Law discusses these latest…

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02 Sep, 2020

Why are Deadly Boat Accidents on the Rise in Oregon?

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Personal Injury

This summer has been a deadly one for outdoor water enthusiasts who enjoy Oregon’s many options for boating recreation. The state has had 22 fatalities involving a boat this season, the most in a single year since the state’s current record of 25 back…

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12 Aug, 2020

Why is My Insurer Requesting an Independent Medical Exam?

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Personal Injury

Accident victims often do not understand what an Independent Medical Exam (IME) is, or why they should get one if they are already being treated for their injuries. It seems unnecessary until you understand the insurance company’s real purpose for requesting…

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