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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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27 Jul, 2020

How COVID-19 Has Led to More Outdoor Accidents in Oregon

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Personal Injury

Unprecedented numbers of visitors, fed up with the isolation and worries about COVID-19, are looking to enjoy a vacation at Oregon’s many beaches, forests and mountains. There is little else to do this summer since most sporting events, out-of-state trips,…

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22 Jun, 2020

Can You Recover Damages If You Got Bit by a Friend’s Aggressive Dog?

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Personal Injury

Under Oregon law, regardless of whether a dog had a prior history or not, the owner is responsible for maintaining control of his or her pet at all times. If a dog bites someone, with or without a prior history, the dog owner may be liable for the damages. Dangerous…

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26 May, 2020

Pandemic Fallout: Opportunities & Risks for Personal Injury Claims

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Personal Injury

Everyone has, and will continue to, adjust to accommodate COVID-19 realities. Personal injury claimants must also adjust. Those who pivot effectively could be pleasantly surprised. Those who don't may end up without the treatment needed and empty-handed.…

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22 May, 2020

Commercial Driver Safety Standards Relaxed During COVID-19

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Personal Injury

In March 2020, the hours-of-service (HOS) regulations under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) were suspended nationwide. While smaller scale suspensions have happened in the past during times of local or state disasters, there has…

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08 May, 2020

Negative Bias of Motorcycles and How it May Impact Your Claim

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Personal Injury

As Oregon starts to see some nicer weather and the state begins to reopen for business, drivers of motorcycles, cars and other vehicles will be excited to get out on the roads again. During motorcycle awareness month, it is a good time to reconsider road…

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06 Apr, 2020

Negligent Driving in Portland Leading to Delivery Truck Accidents

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Personal Injury

Every day in the city of Portland, passenger vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians must share the road with delivery trucks. However, many delivery truck drivers are often under tight deadlines that can lead to negligent behavior behind the wheel and cause…

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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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