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Has an Oregon injury accident, caused by someone else, left you reeling from physical pain and stressed out over financial and long-term physical consequences? This predicament might leave you feeling angry and even frightened. Know that you do not have to face this situation alone. Rizk Law is here to stand by your side.

We have a long history of helping people just like you. Our team knows how to tackle tough cases to get you the compensation you deserve. We will listen, empathize, and guide you through the claims process, and then fight for just compensation for you, every step of the way. Further, our lawyers know how insurance companies think — because founder Richard Rizk was once on their side.

Do not let the burden of an injury accident weigh you down any longer. Contact Rizk Law today for a free, no-obligation consultation. Speak with a Portland personal injury attorney from our law firm about how to get just compensation for your accident losses.

What Will a Portland Personal Injury Lawyer Do for My Case?

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An unexpected injury can leave you feeling overwhelmed and burdened by unexpected challenges. A skilled personal injury lawyer at the Portland office of Rizk Law can lighten your load. On your road to recovery, we will:

  • Evaluate all aspects of your claim
  • Gather evidence in support of your claim(s)
  • Identify all potential sources of compensation to maximize your recovery
  • Promptly communicate with other parties on your behalf
  • Negotiate with insurance companies and any lienholders
  • Protect you from insurer tactics to undermine your claim
  • Negotiate settlement(s) that accurately reflect the full impact of your trauma
  • Dissect settlement offers to ensure they meet your needs
  • Advocate for your best interests in court should your case proceed to trial

Richard Rizk, founder of Rizk Law, provides a powerful advantage to Rizk Law clients because of his deep understanding of the insurers and their tactics. Mr. Rizk has decades of relevant experience as a former injury claims defense attorney for national insurers and Oregon’s largest workers’ compensation insurance company.

With that background, Richard knows insurer strategies and vulnerabilities. He knows what motivates insurers to pay large claims as he has authorized such payments himself. In short, Richard knows how to pressure insurers to play and pay fair, maximizing your opportunity for a successful outcome.

What Must Be Proven in a Personal Injury Claim?

In a personal injury claim, the claimant must prove that someone else’s actions or failure to act was a “substantial factor” causing your injuries, or that the injury would not have occurred “but for” another’s negligence. Injuries can include financial, including medical expenses or lost wages, and “pain and suffering.”

Evidence that Rizk Law attorneys may use to support a personal injury claim include:

  • Medical records
  • Photographs of the injury
  • Photographs of the accident scene
  • Video footage of the accident
  • Witness statements
  • Police reports
  • Accident reports
  • Expert testimony
  • Medical bills
  • Employment records
  • Journal entries
  • Forensic reports
  • Accident reconstruction reports
  • Vehicle or equipment maintenance records
  • Cell phone records
  • Social media posts

Possible Damages in a Personal Injury Case

When you present a personal injury claim or suit, you are essentially asking for money to compensate you for harm suffered because of one or more injuries. Personal injury compensation can cover a wide range of losses, from medical bills to the emotional toll the injury has caused.

Depending on your situation, Rizk Law can help you obtain compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Future medical care costs
  • Lost wages from time off work
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium or companionship
  • Out-of-pocket expenses related to the injury
  • Punitive expenses, if applicable
  • Legal fees and court costs