About Richard Rizk

“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 makes 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. As a result, 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

The Hazards of Drunk Drivers on the Job

DUI Lawyer in Portland OregonMany people work in jobs that require them to spend a great deal of time behind the wheel: bus drivers, truck drivers, and even construction workers and other people who need to haul a great deal of equipment on a regular basis.

Unfortunately, drunk drivers killed more than 10,000 persons in 2016 alone—and drivers on the job can engage in drinking behavior just as easily as those who take to the road for personal reasons.

Does Drinking on the Job Increase Hazards?

For many people who spend countless […]

By |October 22nd, 2018|Drunk Driving and DUII|

What Are My Rights After an Arrest?

Rights Lawyer in Portland OregonIf you were arrested, you don’t give up all of your rights. But do you know what those rights are and what to do if police violate your rights while you’re in custody? Here is a brief overview.

You Have the Right to Know Why

As explained by the Oregon State Bar, police can arrest you can for a felony or a misdemeanor. They can also arrest you on a warrant for a parole or probation violation, or failure to appear in court on criminal charges. […]

By |October 15th, 2018|Protecting Oregonians|

What to Do When Poor Truck Maintenance Causes Your Accident

Truck and bus accidents caused 4,440 fatalities and 119,000 injuries on U.S. roads in 2016, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s annual report. Large commercial trucks pose a danger to smaller passenger vehicles on the roadway. Due to the possibility of serious accidents, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requires every motor carrier to systematically inspect, repair, and maintain their vehicles. Unfortunately, many motor carriers fail to take this responsibility seriously and allow improperly maintained trucks to take to the road.

Types of Truck Maintenance Errors That Lead to Accidents

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that […]

By |September 24th, 2018|Truck Crashes|

What to Do When Arrested While Protesting

The current political climate has led more Americans than ever to take to city streets in protest of a variety of perceived injustices. Inevitably, some of those protesters will be arrested after they engage in acts of civil disobedience or other perceived misconduct. It is important that these Americans know exactly what to do if ever arrested at a protest.

Be Prepared

Individuals planning to take part in a protest should take a little time to do a little research first. When the demonstration is a mass action it is important to know what permits are involved as well as the […]

By |September 17th, 2018|Personal Injury|

Self-Driving Car Accident Liability

Motor vehicle accidents are a fairly common occurrence. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were approximately 6,296,000 million car accidents in 2015. They resulted in 32,539 fatalities, and 1,715,000 injuries. In 2016, there were 34,439 vehicle-related fatalities. Approximately 94 percent of all accidents are attributable to human error.

The advent of self-driving cars is supposed to curb the yearly increase in vehicular accidents. The sensors in autonomous vehicles supposedly have a quicker reaction time than humans, are not subject to the flaws of human nature, and can anticipate situations and make the appropriate calculations needed […]

By |September 2nd, 2018|Auto Accidents|

Youth Sports Injuries: What Is the Coach’s Responsibility to Keep Players Safe?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “More than 2.6 million children 0-19 years old are treated in the emergency department each year for sports and recreation-related injuries.” Some of the most common sports injuries include sprains and strains, broken bones, scrapes and bruises, and concussions.

Of course, this risk is part of the game: you never know when something might go wrong, resulting in an injury. However, given the large number of precautions you can take in all sports and activities to limit that risk, it’s important to consider the coach’s responsibility to keep players […]

By |August 20th, 2018|Child Injury Accidents|

The #MeToo Movement and Child Sexual Abuse Cases

While many people sharing #MeToo stories are college students and adults, the #MeTooK12 hashtag encourages young students to come forward and report incidents of sexual misconduct in schools, as well as in life outside of school. As a result of these movements, many people of all ages are reporting that they suffered sexual abuse as children.

By |July 30th, 2018|Sexual Abuse|

Lawsuits Alleging Portland Police Misconduct

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution gives you the right to peacefully assemble and the right to free speech. However, many people who come together to exercise such rights in Portland have been seriously injured by police officers responding to protests.

By |July 16th, 2018|Protecting Oregonians|

Local Truck Accidents

When you think of commercial vehicles, you likely think of the long-haul truckers you see on the highways, transporting goods across the country to all of our favorite stores. However, there are many commercial trucks that you likely see right in your own neighborhood on a regular basis. These vehicles are such a familiar sight that you probably do not consider the risks of injuries they pose, as any type of large truck can cause serious accidents.

Garbage trucks – Garbage and recycling collection is necessary to keep Portland neighborhoods clean and sanitary. Such services require large vehicles that […]

By |June 25th, 2018|Truck Crashes|

When Mistakes by Oregon’s Department of Human Services Hurt People

The Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) exists to provide care and assistance for Oregonians who cannot care for themselves. This includes providing social services and setting up foster care arrangements for children and individuals with disabilities, as well as long-term or in-home care for senior citizens. However, in recent months – or years – tragic flaws have been uncovered in the foster care system run by DHS. Mistakes by DHS workers have been linked to serious injuries on numerous occasions. Victims of these injuries have important legal rights but need the right legal representation to hold DHS […]

By |June 14th, 2018|Child Injury Accidents|