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25 Mar, 2020

Pedestrian and Cyclist Deaths Continue to Increase in Portland

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Personal Injury

Statistics show pedestrian and cyclist deaths from traffic accidents are the highest they have been in nearly three decades. With all of the focus on safety awareness, why do these numbers continue to climb and what can you do to protect yourself from…

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13 Mar, 2020

Dangers of Spring Ski Roadway Crashes

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Personal Injury

By Richard Rizk Spring skiing in Oregon is a glorious experience! The blue skies, warmer weather, forgiving “corn” snow, grooving slope and side music are ingredients for great fun and sometimes, disaster. Here we examine factors that may increase the…

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03 Mar, 2020

Are Drivers of Pricey Cars Yielding to Pedestrians?

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Personal Injury

In 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported nearly 200,000 pedestrians were struck and injured by cars, leading to 5,977 pedestrian fatalities. Unfortunately, pedestrian deaths increased 35 percent between 2008 and 2017. Since…

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19 Feb, 2020

Two Die in Snowboarding Accidents at Same Ski Area at Mt. Hood Meadows

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Personal Injury

Last weekend, two snowboarders died in the same area of Mt. Hood Meadows. On Sunday, a 45-year-old fell and died while snowboarding in Heather Canyon and on Monday evening, the body of a 47-year-old man was discovered in the same area. The 47-year-old…

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31 Jan, 2020

Should Injury Victims Document Their Recovery?

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Personal Injury

Days, weeks or even months after an accident, the facts about what happened quickly fade from memory. However, documenting important details can help you retain that information, strengthen your personal injury claim and add credibility to your statements…

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14 Jan, 2020

Can My Insurer Deny My Claim For Refusing To Do A Recorded Statement?

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Personal Injury

If you sustained an injury in a car accident, it is likely that the insurance company for the at-fault party will contact you at home to gather some information. While the adjuster may seem friendly and even genuinely concerned, it is important to remember…

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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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