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|

Distracted Driving 2

Over 2.5 million people in the U.S. are involved in road accidents each year. The population of the US is just 318.9 million. At this rate, the American people could be extinct in two human lifespans. This is an astounding number of traffic accidents.

By |October 17th, 2018|Auto Accidents, Dangerous Oregon Roads, Distracted Driving|

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|

Distracted Driving: Horror Stories 1

"The common response is 'Well, I didn't have it up to my ear.' Well, it doesn't matter, if you're holding the phone, if you're touching your phone other than the one swipe, it's a violation."

Rizklaw Quarterly Newsletter Q2:V1

In This Issue:

A Guide to Protesting

E-Scooters in PDX

End the Bullying

Meet Rizklaw


Inside Look

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|

E-Scooters- How Safe are They?

Sure, e-scooters may make personal transportation more convenient in our traffic-heavy city.  But how safe are e-Scooters, really??

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.