In this Blog category you will find articles about Motorcycle 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.

Horror Stories – Distracted Driving – THE END

When we drive- that's all we should be doing. 100% attention on driving. This video is horrific but it does show us the high price of our distractions. All it takes in a moment to change or end a life.

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."

The 411 on Car Insurance

The FAQ on Auto Insurance: How much do you need and how much will it cost!

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.

Modern Motorcycle Safety Improvements

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!’” – Hunter S. Thompson

Motorcycles have been around since the second half of the 19th century. For over 100 years, riders in the U.S. have developed a strong sense of identity through their love of riding a motorcycle, which represents freedom […]

By |March 15th, 2017|Motorcycle Accidents|

Oregon Motorcycle Fatalities Remain Constant

2015 was a disturbing year for traffic casualties, with the number of traffic deaths shooting up more than they ever have in the past 50 years nationwide. Oregon got hit the hardest, seeing a brutal 27% increase in overall traffic deaths since 2014. Of all fifty states, Oregon’s was the largest percent increase, and was over three times the national average. Several sources attribute this to a stronger economy and cheap gas, which put even more drivers on the road. It was such a shock to an otherwise downward trend that […]

By |February 9th, 2017|Motorcycle Accidents|

Claim Value- Variable #1: YOU

This is the first post in my weekly blog series: Personal Injury Claim Value: Key Variables. During the past 25 years I have quantified claims big and small–as a large loss claims analyst (1996-2000), an insurance defense attorney (1990-1996) and since 2000 as a plaintiff personal injury attorney. I dedicate the series to my past clients, adversaries and their insurers whose now resolved disputes laid a pattern of lessons learned.

When it comes to personal injury claims ultimately there is really only one question: How much is my claim worth?”

The short, quick answer is a simple number. A number […]

More commercial traffic through Portland


You probably noticed. I-5, 26 or I-84 clogged during random non-rush hour times. No accident. Perfect weather. No apparent reason. Complete standstill.

It’s not just that there is more traffic. There seems to be many more commercial semi-container trucks. What’s up?

It’s not your imagination. Port of Portland reports that since marine shippers Hanjin and Hapag-Lloyd left the Port earlier this year, the Portland metro roadways absorb about 2,000 more trucks, daily. This adds stress to highways and motorists leading to more crashes.

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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.


GREEN Means RED: Oregon’s Misunderstood Crosswalk Laws

Most Oregon drivers know to stop for pedestrians, walking within a marked cross walk when the pedestrian has the right of way as indicated by a green light or pedestrian walk signal.  What many Oregon motorist don’t know is that under Oregon law, a crosswalk exists at EVERY intersection, whether or not the crosswalk is marked.  ORS 811.028

A reasonable question to ask might be, “If a crosswalk exists at every intersection, where is the cross walk in an intersection without a marked crosswalk? Answer:  Where one would expect the crosswalk to be: an imaginary connection of sidewalks on […]