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.

Emergency Preparedness: House Fire

"I am going to share with you what I learned from this tragedy...

This is what I have done to be better prepared if something traumatic happens in the future. My hope is that this will help save you or someone you love extra pain, struggle and challenge if you are ever in an emergency situation.

PT 2: After My 1st Year in Law School

"Proving that a collision caused a broken leg is easy,"...

. . . states Alex Pletch, Attorney at Rizklaw. “Soft tissue injuries, such as strains and sprains, do not show up on x-rays so they are not easy to prove.

By |July 18th, 2018|Alex Pletch, Angela Holm Photography, Auto Accidents|

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|