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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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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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