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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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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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