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Have you noticed? Delivery trucks are everywhere these days. Amazon, UPS, and FedEx zoom in and out of driveways, often blocking sidewalks as frustrated motorists, sometimes blindly, cross double yellow lines and into oncoming traffic to pass these huge delivery vehicles. As a result, the residential and commercial roadways of Portland, Oregon, are much more dangerous than before the delivery boom.

If you or someone you care about was severely injured or killed by an inattentive or rushing delivery vehicle, Rizk Law can help. Rizk Law has successfully resolved high-value claims against delivery truck companies, most often without litigation or soon after a lawsuit is filed. Let Rizk Law help carry the emotional load you may be feeling. You may be concerned about mounting medical bills, wages lost, or how to adjust to your new damaged life. It is natural to be scared and unsure in the aftermath of a delivery truck injury accident. Delivery truck companies anticipate accidents and are adept at minimizing delivery truck injury claims. Lawyers from Rizk Law can offer the help you need so you can stress less and dramatically increase the probability of a favorable financial outcome.

We understand the challenges you face. We also know the claims games that insurers and delivery trucking companies often play. Let Rizk Law guide you toward financial, emotional and physical recovery. Our team will work hard to secure the money you deserve for your injuries, lost wages, and other accident-related losses. After hiring us, you can rest easier as we handle all insurance and trucking company communications so you can focus on getting better.

You should not, and need not, manage a delivery truck accident claim alone. Contact Rizk Law today for a free, no-obligation consultation. Learn how we may be able to help you move forward after a delivery truck accident.

What Gives Rizk Law an Edge in Delivery Truck Accident Claims?

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Richard Rizk, founding attorney of Rizk Law, offers a significant advantage to those injured in delivery truck accidents due to his extensive legal background. With his experience as a defense attorney and claims manager for national insurance companies — including Oregon’s largest workers’ compensation carrier— he is well-versed in strategies insurers and their lawyers use to dispute claims.

Richard’s unique perspective enables him to effectively navigate the insurance claims process, drastically increasing the probability that accident victims receive fair and just compensation. He anticipates insurer defenses and arguments as very few Oregon injury lawyers can. As a result, the Rizk Law team has the insight and skill to vigorously advocate for your rights, even in challenging situations.

Why You Should Hire a Portland Delivery Truck Accident Attorney

If you have been in a delivery truck accident in Oregon, getting the right legal help can make all the difference in your recovery. Rizk Law can guide you through the complex process of filing a claim and work to get you the compensation you deserve.

An experienced Portland delivery truck accident lawyer from Rizk Law can help by:

  • Investigating the accident scene to gather pertinent evidence
  • Interviewing witnesses who saw the delivery truck accident
  • Analyzing police and accident reports for useful details
  • Identifying all potential sources of compensation
  • Consulting medical experts to understand the full extent of your injuries
  • Coordinating with accident reconstruction experts to strengthen your case
  • Calculating your total losses, including medical expenses and lost wages
  • Filing all necessary paperwork for your claim on time
  • Handling all communication with the trucking company and their insurers
  • Negotiating with insurance companies to get a fair settlement
  • Protecting you from unfair settlement tactics used by insurance companies
  • Challenging any attempts to undervalue or deny your claim
  • Reviewing settlement offers to ensure that they cover all your needs
  • Advocating for your rights in mediation and settlement negotiations
  • Representing you in court, if necessary, to fight for the compensation you deserve
  • Advising you on the ideal course of action at each step of your case
  • Providing support and guidance throughout the entire legal process

What to Do If You Were Injured by a Delivery Truck in Portland

In the aftermath of a delivery truck accident, taking the right steps can significantly impact your ability to recover compensation for your injuries and related losses. Here is what you should do:

  • If you have not already, seek medical attention to treat and document your injuries.
  • Follow all medical advice and treatment plans your doctors recommend.
  • Contact a knowledgeable truck accident attorney as soon as possible.
  • Keep a diary of your symptoms and recovery progress.
  • Obtain a copy of the accident report from the police.
  • Notify your insurance company about the accident.
  • Refrain from discussing the accident details on social media.
  • Keep all receipts and records of expenses related to the accident.
  • Do not sign any documents from insurance companies without consulting your attorney.
  • Avoid giving recorded statements to insurance adjusters.
  • Document your lost wages and any impact your injury has on your employment.
  • Stay organized by keeping a file with all accident-related documents.
  • Avoid accepting any settlement offers without legal advice.

What Compensation Can You Pursue in a Delivery Truck Accident Claim?

If you get hurt in a delivery truck accident, it is natural to worry about how to cover your medical bills, lost wages, and related losses. But you can file a legal claim to demand money for the various losses resulting from the accident. This could include compensation for:

  • Past and future medical treatment costs
  • Lost wages from any hours or days you missed at work
  • Loss of future earning ability
  • Pain, suffering, and emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment or quality of life
  • Physical disability or disfigurement

A Portland delivery truck accident attorney from Rizk Law can help you get the money you need to get your life back in order.