In this Blog category you will find articles about motor vehicle accidents and how to avoid them. Personal Injury suits and insurance claims may require the help of an attorney. A good lawyer can protect your rights under the law.

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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|

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??

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!

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|

Your Voice Matters: Mr. Anthony Bell

Mr. Bell was driving a company vehicle during his shift at the Moda Center when a negligent driver crashed into him.  The collision was only moderate in terms of severity, but it was serious enough to cause a herniated disc in Mr. Bell’s low back.  

After My First Year in Law School

Mall vs Horton

Sukhdev Mall's claim against Andrew Horton was one of the first I worked on when I came onto Rizk Law shortly after completing my first year of law school. It was the second trial that I acted as Rich's assistant. It was a fairly severe car accident that occurred in October of 2013 - a few inches back, and it's quite likely Mr. Mall would have died.

By |June 7th, 2018|Alex Pletch, Auto Accidents, Rizklaw Behind the Scenes|

Portland Prepares for 2018 Winter Storms with Salt and More Plows

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To prevent a repeat of last winter’s extreme snow and ice accumulations that paralyzed the city for days at a time, Portland plans more widespread use of road salt this year.

City Unprepared for Last Year’s Thaw and Freeze Event

Last year’s storm was complicated by a short thaw followed by a days-long deep-freeze that turned packed snow into a sheet of ice that plows couldn’t remove. Traffic was stopped trying to navigate slippery hills and city streets, and schools and businesses were closed for days at a time. Finally, the Washington […]

By |December 16th, 2017|Auto Accidents|

Textalyzer Would Help Officers Bust Distracted Drivers

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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 […]

By |November 26th, 2017|Auto Accidents, Distracted Driving|

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.