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|

Insurance Super Bullies

In grade school, bully avoidance tactics work most of the time but avoidance only goes so far. After grade school many kids learn to stand up to the bad apples and only fight when there seems to be no other option.    As life rolls on, I have become aware of a greater, “Super Bully”.

By |September 12th, 2018|Insurance Law, Richard Rizk|

A Guide to Protesting in Portland Oregon

Have you noticed? Folks of all walks of life are exercising 1st Amendment rights more often and much of the time through protest. Though crucial to a healthy democracy, Americans’ free speech right has limitations. But before protesting, you should be aware of your rights, duties and risks. 

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|

The 411 on Car Insurance

The FAQ on Auto Insurance: How much do you need and how much will it cost!

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|

Providence Bridge Pedal 2018

As a South Portland personal injury law firm, we care about our community and the community’s safety. So for those of you participating in the Bridge Pedal, refresh on general bike safety before heading out! There will be thousands of riders present and bike courtesy and awareness will be essential to everyone’s safety. Also, remember to wear a good helmet and bring water!

By |August 8th, 2018|Community Events, General News, South Portland|

Springwater Corridor Trail: Closure

From July 9th until October 31st, a large section of the Springwater Corridor Trail is closed for a restoration project. Trail goers are still able to access the Wildlife Refuge,  the Oregon Yacht Club, as well as Oaks Amusement Park. Although if you were hoping to ride straight through the trail, that won’t be an option until the fall unfortunately. As much as it is a disappointment for summer cyclist, it is also a  beneficial project.

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|

Occupy ICE Camp: Closed

Yesterday, Attorney and South Portland Business Association President Richard Rizk led a discussion with Portland’s Deputy Police Chief and a liaison from the Mayor’s office regarding the impact the “Occupy ICE Camp” has had on Macadam Ave in South Portland.