In this Blog category you will find articles about Bicycle Accidents with a motor vehicle 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.

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??

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.

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.

5 Reasons Insurance Companies Make Low Offers on Claims

The first in a new series of short, informational films, Richard Rizk reveals the 5 reasons he believes insurance companies makelow offers on claims. With experience working for and against insurance, Richard knows how to beat insurance companies at their own game.

By |November 2nd, 2017|Auto Accidents, Bicycle Accidents, Insurance Law, Personal Injury|

Traffic to Be Diverted for June 2017 Baker City Cycling Classic

Baker City Cycling Classic

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) advises truckers and other motorists traveling through Baker City to expect delays Friday morning, June 23rd on Highway 30 toward Haines, Highway 203, and into Keating due to the start of the weekend long Baker City Cycling Classic.

Racing on Friday will begin at 9:00 am and finish about 12:30 pm. For the safety of cyclists, it will be a fully closed route, with no vehicles allowed on course until the last rider finishes.

The three day long Baker City Cycling Classic was created in 2002 by Nathan Hobson to showcase the sport of competitive cycling, and in 2012 received the Ovation Award as Best Sporting event in Oregon. Local non-profit Baker Loves Bikes and the Baker and Union county communities sponsor and support this yearly event, with the mission of Baker Loves Bikes to “educate and support greater access and safe opportunity for all cyclists in Baker County.”

Why is the event held in Baker City? While the weather is unpredictable even in June, with snow, hail, rain, and blistering heat at times, Baker City is in the heart of rolling farm country with well-maintained roads with generous shoulders and few cars. Each year, the colorful streets of Baker city are blocked off for the race, and restaurants set up chairs outside for fans to eat lunch and sip microbrews while watching this mini Tour de France from the front row.

This year’s event will continue throughout the weekend, with each race lasting from 40 minutes to an hour, depending on the caliber of the racers. On Saturday, the first race will start at 8:30 am from the Baker City Church of the Nazarene on Hughes Lane and continue out to Highway 30., and then onto Davenport Rd, Chandler Lane, and finally onto Old Oregon Trail Rd, to finish about a mile from Highway 86.

Northbound traffic can expect detours from 8:00 am until 11:30 am on Highway 30 at Hughes Lane onto Pocahontas and then onto Chico, where it will rejoin Highway 30. A second event, the wild Tour d’Town Criterium circuit race and Kids Races will be held in Historic Baker City from 1:00 pm until 7:30 pm, restricting parking on Main Street, Valley, 1st, 2nd, 10th/Broadway, Court, and Washington Avenue from Saturday morning through Saturday at 8:00 pm.

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By |June 3rd, 2017|Bicycle Accidents|

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: Portland’s Bike-share Program

By now, you may be familiar with the ubiquitous red-orange bikes around town. They are the meat of Portland’s Nike-sponsored bike-share program, Biketown. The program officially launched nearly a year ago in June 2016 after several years of development and logistical setbacks.

Portland’s Struggle to Acquire Biketown

Portland has long held the reputation of being a bike-friendly city. In fact, it was one of the first cities in the U.S. to brainstorm of some type of bike-share program. Way back in 1994, the city launched the […]

By |April 24th, 2017|Bicycle Accidents|

Portland Bike-Share Bars Lawsuits

Nike-sponsored Biketown is Portland’s premier bike-share program. A thousand bright red-orange bikes eagerly await commuters at one hundred stations across downtown and local neighborhoods. At $2.50/ hour or $12 for a full day, these bikes are attractive and convenient options for city transportation. The program launched in July 2016 with extremely promising results. A total of 136,000 miles were traveled over 59,000 trips in its very first month. Biketown allows locals and tourists alike to traverse our bike-friendly city easily and relatively cheaply; yet what consumers may not know […]

By |April 14th, 2017|Bicycle Accidents|

Top Oregon Bike Laws You Should Know

Portland is known for its strong bike culture; the state of Oregon boasts the nation’s highest percentage of cycling commuters, with nearly 8% of the population choosing the eco-friendly alternative to sitting in rush hour traffic. Each year that goes by, Portlanders see more bike-friendly improvements to city streets; yet they also see more cyclists, commuters, and an overall steady growth in population. Commuting on a bike can be a high risk activity. Here are the top bike laws for Oregon that aim to keep cyclists safe in Portland […]

By |March 26th, 2017|Bicycle Accidents|

5 Tips for Cycling Portland at Night

Portlanders who commute by riding their bikes to work may have encountered the unpleasant — and potentially scary — scenario of having to ride their bike home after dark. Perhaps you had to stay late one night to finalize some changes to a project, or went out for a special happy hour with your coworkers for a birthday or going away celebration. Whatever the case, riding at night is not something you want to (or should) do on a whim.

Not surprisingly, the majority of cycling accidents occur […]

By |March 5th, 2017|Bicycle Accidents|

5 Tips for a Safe Bike Commute in Portland

It is no secret that bike culture is huge in Portland. The city has the highest rate of residents who choose to bike to work, with 7.2% of its population opting for the eco-friendly alternative on two wheels. If you live close enough to your job, biking can be a great way to sneak in exercise before you are stuck in a chair for 8+ hours on end. But while biking can be beneficial to the environment and your health, it’s still a risky activity to pursue on busy city streets. […]

By |February 12th, 2017|Bicycle Accidents|