Portland Personal Injury Lawyer

The Portland Personal Injury Lawyers at the Richard Rizk Law Office are there for all persons injured, harmed or hurt due to the negligence or fault of another. Our attorneys have decades of experience in helping those in need and we offer a free, no obligation case evaluation if you have been injured in Portland, or anywhere within the state of Oregon. Call our offices at 503.245.5677 to speak with an attorney.

AVVORichard Rizk Law Office

0434 SW Iowa Street
Portland, OR, 97239

Phone: 503.245.5677
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‘Personable’ Personal Injury Lawyer Portland OR.

“He really took my situation seriously and worked extremely hard to settle my case and get me a good amount of money.”

Former Client

2017-07-19T10:34:44+00:00

Former Client

“He really took my situation seriously and worked extremely hard to settle my case and get me a good amount of money.”
“Three attorneys, upon separate accounts over several years, failed to achieve monetary compensation. One attorney, who knows Richard from law school, recommended his firm. What three attorneys could not accomplish over a decade, Richard was able to settle within a year’s time.”

Former Client

2017-07-19T10:37:22+00:00

Former Client

“Three attorneys, upon separate accounts over several years, failed to achieve monetary compensation. One attorney, who knows Richard from law school, recommended his firm. What three attorneys could not accomplish over a decade, Richard was able to settle within a year’s time.”
“Richard Rizk is a client’s hope — an honest, non-greedy, and very warm personable lawyer. He definitely knows the methods of powerful insurance firms and how to untie the knots they use to bind claims for no action.”

Former Client

2017-07-19T10:41:53+00:00

Former Client

“Richard Rizk is a client’s hope — an honest, non-greedy, and very warm personable lawyer. He definitely knows the methods of powerful insurance firms and how to untie the knots they use to bind claims for no action.”
“I recommend you (Richard Rizk) to anyone who has gone up against those big unethical insurance companies that unfairly strip people of their benefits. Thank you so much for your outstanding representation.”

Former Client

2017-07-19T10:43:53+00:00

Former Client

“I recommend you (Richard Rizk) to anyone who has gone up against those big unethical insurance companies that unfairly strip people of their benefits. Thank you so much for your outstanding representation.”
“Richard Rizk is a client’s hope — an honest, non-greedy, and very warm personable lawyer. He definitely knows the methods of powerful insurance firms and how to untie the knots they use to bind claims for no action.”

Former Client

2017-07-19T10:44:35+00:00

Former Client

“Richard Rizk is a client’s hope — an honest, non-greedy, and very warm personable lawyer. He definitely knows the methods of powerful insurance firms and how to untie the knots they use to bind claims for no action.”
“Richard took the time to talk to me about my case and was very helpful. He was easy to talk to and helped me combat the insurance company that was trying to push me around! I highly recommend his services!”

Former Client

2017-07-19T10:45:17+00:00

Former Client

“Richard took the time to talk to me about my case and was very helpful. He was easy to talk to and helped me combat the insurance company that was trying to push me around! I highly recommend his services!”
“Richard came highly recommended and from the minute I contacted his office I was impressed. Richard had a fully booked week, but when I asked if I could buy him dinner, he said "no thanks, just stop by my office at 5pm and we can chat about your needs.” Richard reviewed my case, provided solid alternative solutions, and as a result, I was able to proceed confidently under a very difficult and complex case. I would highly recommend Richard to represent your disability case.”

Former Client

2017-07-19T10:45:56+00:00

Former Client

“Richard came highly recommended and from the minute I contacted his office I was impressed. Richard had a fully booked week, but when I asked if I could buy him dinner, he said "no thanks, just stop by my office at 5pm and we can chat about your needs.” Richard reviewed my case, provided solid alternative solutions, and as a result, I was able to proceed confidently under a very difficult and complex case. I would highly recommend Richard to represent your disability case.”
“Mr. Rizk has extensive experience in the field of insurance law. He is a passionate and effective advocate for the rights of the insured. I endorse this lawyer.”

Jeremy Craft (Non- affiliated Lawyer)

2017-07-19T10:47:33+00:00

Jeremy Craft (Non- affiliated Lawyer)

“Mr. Rizk has extensive experience in the field of insurance law. He is a passionate and effective advocate for the rights of the insured. I endorse this lawyer.”
“My confidence level in using his skills to assist me in this matter went to the “top of the chart” by the end of our conversation. His passion for assisting individuals became absolutely clear to me in our conversation.”

Captain Rutter, (Commercial Airline Pilot)

2017-07-19T10:48:37+00:00

Captain Rutter, (Commercial Airline Pilot)

“My confidence level in using his skills to assist me in this matter went to the “top of the chart” by the end of our conversation. His passion for assisting individuals became absolutely clear to me in our conversation.”
“He (Mr. Rizk) has extensive experience in insurance related matters and remains passionate and dedicated in his representation. I fully endorse and recommend him.”

Randal Acker  (Non- affiliated Lawyer)

2017-07-19T10:49:35+00:00

Randal Acker  (Non- affiliated Lawyer)

“He (Mr. Rizk) has extensive experience in insurance related matters and remains passionate and dedicated in his representation. I fully endorse and recommend him.”
“Mr. Rizk was assertive, thorough, creative and caring. He helped me through one of the roughest times in my life and in the end I got the benefits and justice I deserved.”

A. S. (Former Client)

2017-07-19T10:50:50+00:00

A. S. (Former Client)

“Mr. Rizk was assertive, thorough, creative and caring. He helped me through one of the roughest times in my life and in the end I got the benefits and justice I deserved.”
"I had pre-existing conditions and expected next to nothing for my car crash case. With Richard Rizk's help and expert knowledge, I earned 500k!"

Former Client

2017-07-25T06:09:33+00:00

Former Client

"I had pre-existing conditions and expected next to nothing for my car crash case. With Richard Rizk's help and expert knowledge, I earned 500k!"
"My settlement totaled 100k, when I first started working towards a claim for my car crash I expected only 10k. It would not have been possible without Mr. Rizk's assistance."

Former Client

2017-07-25T06:11:17+00:00

Former Client

"My settlement totaled 100k, when I first started working towards a claim for my car crash I expected only 10k. It would not have been possible without Mr. Rizk's assistance."
"I was getting worried when we were settling, since the insurance company I was up against went bankrupt during negotiation. Despite this hiccup, the case still ended in a 1 million settlement."

Former Client

2017-07-25T06:17:13+00:00

Former Client

"I was getting worried when we were settling, since the insurance company I was up against went bankrupt during negotiation. Despite this hiccup, the case still ended in a 1 million settlement."

Justice for You

You were harmed and it’s not your fault. You are hurting and the situation is, scary and humiliating. You might be angry. Your head is reeling. You are not sure what to do – or who to trust.

Now is the time to heal and rebuild, not haggle over fault, damages or insurance coverage. Insurers hire teams of monitored, measured and highly trained professionals with one goal: pay as little as possible on your claim.

Bicycle Hit and RunYou, on the other hand, have been inundated with cute insurance company ads luring you to believe insurers are on your side. Why? So they can sweep in and quickly settle your claim for peanuts with less resistance.

In recent history, insurers have been very successful extracting low settlements from unrepresented injured people. Following the great recession, everyday people had little money. In a financial pinch, injured folk everywhere settled for pennies on the dollars to meet financial obligations. As more financially strapped claimants accept low-ball settlements, the median claim value decreases. In this way, insurers are rewarded for undervaluing claims, reinforcing low ball tactics.  You need a lawyer with experience, expertise, and passion to fight for justice for you. Richard Rizk is that attorney!

Rizklaw.com: Your personal injury law guide.

Rizk Law.com provides you with valuable information to guide you through the personal injury and insurance claim maze. Because, without expert help no one can effectively fight an insurance company army—especially while still traumatized by serious injury, death or long-term disability.

Remember, insurance claims examiners are not your friend. They are potential witnesses who could testify against you. On the other hand, insurers need certain information to process claims.

It’s a delicate balance. Even if you say all the right things, a claims examiner’s memory may differ from yours. And, winning a he /she said contest against an insurer is a steep uphill battle. Don’t go there. Let Rizk Law be your guide.

Contact Richard Rizk – Personal Injury Attorney @ 503-245-5677 or email him at at rich@rizklaw.com to get help with your accident, personal injury, and insurance claims.

The Dark Side

A view from the dark sideConfessions and Insights of a Former Insurance Defense Attorney & Claims Examiner

From 1990 to 1996 I worked as Nationwide Insurance and Wausau Insurance in house counsel. In that role I defended workers’ compensation claims, slip and falls and car accident injury claims. From 1996 to 2000 I supervised and negotiated resolution of environmental claims and litigated cases nationally from Nationwide’s satellite home office in suburban Chicago. Since then, I have switched to the side of righteousness and justice representing and litigating and resolving personal injury and insurance companies in Oregon and Washington state. Along the way, I have learned many valuable lessons and insights, I share 10 with you here.

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Respected Insurance Veteran

AVVOMr. Rizk has extensive experience in the field of insurance law. He is a passionate and effective advocate for the rights of the insured. I endorse this lawyer.”  –Jeremy Craft (Non- affiliated Lawyer)

Maximizing large loss claim recovery requires timely identification and triggering of rights and duties, under sometimes conflicting insurance provisions. Richard Rizk is one of few Oregon lawyers with the experience to efficiently harvest insurance benefits in the context of your catastrophic personal injury claim or large loss property loss.

The key to large loss resolution is accessing money to pay for the loss. Insurance is, by far the largest potential single source of funds to pay for catastrophic losses. As a result, a deep understanding of insurance and the interplay of various coverages is at the heart of effective large loss resolution.

Helping everyday people, like you.

I have effectively resolved automotive injury, environmental and long-term disability claims against America’s most powerful companies. My goal is successful resolution of your claim quickly and for the greatest amount possible.

Personal Injury Attorney Richard Rizk Portland, Oregon

Richard Rizk
Attorney at Law

“Helping Everyday People, Every Day” is not just a slogan. It is my passion. I seek justice for you, an injured and/or disabled person facing a powerful insurance company or employer. Why? Because helping folks in claim distress make the best use of my unique blend of insurance defense and inside claim handling experience. I worked for insurance companies or their law firms from 1990 to 2001. I know insurers and employers have great power and sometimes abuse that power. I now work to prevent that from happening.

I opened Rizk Law Offices in 2002. I have a big heart and insights only a former insurance attorney can have. Call me if you think I might be able to help you. – Richard H. Rizk

Results Oriented

“Rich pretty much guaranteed the club’s future for the next 50 or 100 years by resolving this lawsuit.” T. F., Oregon State Bar Bulletin, January 2011

“Three attorneys, upon separate accounts over several years, failed to achieve monetary compensation. One attorney, who knows Richard from law school, recommended his firm. What three attorneys could not accomplish over a decade, Richard was able to settle within a year’s time.”  R. A. (Former Client)

 

Former Insurance Company Lawyer

Richard Rizk knows how insurers and employers think because, over the course of a decade, he strategized for insurers and the employers they insure. As an environmental claims attorney Mr. Rizk, over four years    (1996-2000), managed defense of high-exposure environmental claims and suits on a national basis for Nationwide Insurance. And, earlier (1990-1996) as an insurance defense attorney for Wasusau Insurance, he defended Oregon employers in disability and injury litigation. Rich first drafted disability appeals in the mid-1980s for Oregon’s SAIF (State Accident Insurance Fund).

In 2002 Mr. Rizk opened his own law firm to help the underserved and deserving…everyday people up against powerful insurers and employers. Hire the personal injury lawyer who insurers relied on for so many years. Richard can motivate insurers and employers to pay claims because for a decade he was the legal mind of insurers and employers. More about RizkLaw and Our Team

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Textalyzer Would Help Officers Bust Distracted Drivers

Even though most states, including Oregon, ban texting and other kinds of cell phone use while driving, cell phone laws are sometimes difficult to enforce. With a device called a Textalyzer, police officers at the scene of an accident could tell if phone use was involved in the crash. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than eight people are killed every day in the United States and 1,161 injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver. Including those not reported, the numbers are probably much higher. Proving cell phone use during a crash can be difficult. Although it is standard procedure for both sides in a disputed vehicle crash to subpoena cell phone call records from the other side, securing cell phone records often takes time. Textalyzer Would Determine Cell Phone Use at the Scene of an Accident Modeled after the Breathalyzer, a device called a Textalyzer is currently being developed by Israel-based company Cellebrite. Tailored to laws in the jurisdiction in which it is used, it would determine at the scene of a crash, or afterward, if a driver had been using his or her phone illegally while driving. A police officer at the scene of an accident would go to the driver and, with the driver still able to hold the phone, attach a cord to connect the Textalyzer to the phone. The officer would tap one button and, in about 90 seconds, the device would show the last activities, with a time stamp. Without downloading any content, the device would only display a summary of what apps were open and in use, and show screen taps and swipes to determine if there was an outgoing call or incoming call. Privacy Advocates and Civil Libertarians Express Concerns Controversies surrounding interception of cell phone data by law enforcement have delayed development and approval of the Textalyzer. Following leaks of secret documents in 2013 that revealed its controversial covert surveillance methods, the National Security Agency’s (NSA) spying tactics have been intensely scrutinized by privacy advocates and civil libertarians. Interference with communications signals is supposed to be prohibited under the Federal Communications Act, making the use of these devices by law enforcement in a legal gray zone. The Stingray II, used by the FBI to track suspects, is one of many spy tools called cell site simulators used by government agencies to…

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Requests for Production (Rizk Law Mini-Series EP02)

In this video short, join Rizk Law’s paralegal, Don Nash, as he briefly introduces the Request for Production document, an important aspect of any litigation. Whether you are a potential client with a recent injury, or you are unfamiliar with the process of resolving your claim for an injury, Don will have some useful tips.

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What Is Being Done to Keep Teen Drivers Safe?

It’s a fact. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) says that teen drivers ages 16 to 19 are nearly three times more likely than drivers aged 20 and older to be in a fatal crash, with the risk of motor vehicle crashes higher among 16-19-year-olds than among any other age group. On Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at approximately 2:07 p.m., the Oregon State Police responded to a head-on two vehicle fatal crash on US Highway 101 near milepost 14. The preliminary investigation revealed a black Honda Civic, operated by a male age 18, was traveling northbound and lost control rotating sideways into the southbound lane. A southbound silver Toyota 4-Runner was unable to stop, hitting the passenger side of the Honda. The teen driver of the Honda suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Speed was considered as a contributing factor for the crash. Statistics show that teens are more likely than older drivers to speed and underestimate dangerous situations, and alcohol is frequently a factor. Among male drivers between 15 and 20 years of age who were involved in a crash in 2014, 36% were speeding at the time of the crash and 24% had been drinking, with 64% not wearing a seat belt. Distraction from cell phones and young passengers also increases the danger of a fatal crash. Graduated Driving Licenses for Teens Featured in Most States Nearly all states give graduated driving licenses to inexperienced young drivers while they safely gain experience before obtaining full driving privileges. Most programs are in three stages: Learner Stage: supervised driving followed by a driving test Intermediate Stage: limited supervised driving in high risk situations Full Privilege Stage: a standard driver’s license 38 states and D.C. ban all cell phone use by novice drivers. In all states, except Vermont, drivers in the intermediate stage are restricted from nighttime driving, and 46 states and D.C. restrict the number of passengers during the intermediate stage. Once licensed in Oregon, for the first six months a teen driver can’t drive with a passenger under the age of 20 who isn’t an immediate family member, and for the second six months can’t drive with more than three passengers under the age of 20 who aren’t immediate family members. For the first year, teens may not drive between midnight and 5:00am,…

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