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.

Oregon Boat Safety for 2016


Yes, I’m a lawyer, but in a former life I was a YMCA boating instructor, camp counselor and life guard. In that context safety was front and center. Sadly, I have seen safety take a back to recreation as children become young adults… until tragedy strikes.

Memorial Day weekend will be here in a few days so NOW is a great time to remind all my friends and clients that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Keep in mind that most safety rules were enacted in response […]

Swimming Pools: More dangerous than Guns


In the best-selling book Freakenomics, authors Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner challenge “conventional wisdom” with statistics. In one example, Levitt and Dubner consider the parents of an eight year old girl, Molly. Molly’s parents prohibit her from visiting her friend Amy because Amy’s parents keep a gun at home. So instead, Molly spends time playing in the swimming pool at the home of her other friend, Imani.

Molly’s parents are pleased with themselves for making such a smart choice. According to “conventional wisdom” children should not play where guns are around. The authors point out that according to the data, […]

Resolving Washington State Personal Injury & Insurance Claims



Richard Rizk is now admitted to the Washington State Bar. He is also licensed to practice law in Oregon, Federal Court (9th Circuit), Oregon District Court and Illinois (currently inactive). Mr. Rizk became familiar with Washington insurance laws as a high level claims analyst in the 1990s working to resolve environmental insurance coverage disputes involving insureds including Cadet Manufacturing, Port of Vancouver and Dairygold.


Oregon Statute of Limitations: Hiding Defendant Stops Clock


You were injured in an Oregon accident. You are concerned that the person at fault might never be found. You are aware that the Oregon “statute of limitations” generally requires that a lawsuit be filed within 2 years of injury. Are you out of luck if you are unable to locate and serve the defendant within 2 years?

On May 13, 2015 the Oregon Court of Appeals answered no. In Knappenberger v. Davis –Stanton 271 Or App 17 (2015) the Oregon Court of Appeals clarified that ORS 12.150 tolls (freezes) the statute of limitation during the period of time […]

Boat Capsizes Crossing Dangerous Columbia River Bar

Coast Guard Ship Pic

For centuries, mariners have battled the Columbia River Bar, naming it the “Graveyard of the Pacific.”  This June the treacherous Bar, where the Columbia River’s mighty current collides with Pacific Ocean swells, claimed another fatality.

On June 20, 2014 at 9:20 a.m., the U.S. Coast Guard reported that a boat had capsized while attempting to cross the Columbia River Bar near Astoria. Six people onboard, all wearing life jackets, went into the water. One man, found tangled in fishing gear and other debris that had come from the […]

By |July 21st, 2014|Boating Accidents, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death|