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April 2019 Archives

Relationship challenges following a car crash

People often focus on many of the immediately visible consequences of motor vehicle collisions, from neck and back injuries to broken bones and lacerations. Moreover, the financial consequences of these collisions often receive a lot of attention. With that said, it is essential to bear in mind that there are many other ways in which those who are involved in a motor vehicle collision may suffer. For example, people may experience problems in their personal relationships as a result of a crash they were recently involved in.

Alcohol, speed fatalities on the rise

Like many residents in Washington State, you may be watching the development of autonomous vehicle technology carefully. A major benefit touted as a primary reason for these vehicles is the elimination of human-caused accidents. In looking at statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, it may seem that this is a big need indeed.

Washington police getting tough on distracted driving

It is common knowledge nowadays that distracted driving is an epidemic. The Washington Traffic Safety Commission reported that distracted driving causes roughly 30 percent of deadly crashes. And it has quickly become the number one cause of traffic accidents, putting more motorists in danger of sustaining severe injuries.

Understanding your risk of medical malpractice

Because you trust that your health care provider in Washington will effectively diagnose you and provide customized treatment, it can be unnerving to hear stories about people who have been the victim of a costly medical error at the hands of their doctor. At Elk + Elk, we are committed to providing people with education about the dangers of medical malpractice and helping victims in their quest to seek compensation. 

Why nursing home residents may find it hard to stay warm

Nursing homes should pay special attention to keeping their residents warm during Seattle’s cold weather months. Older people find it harder to stay warm than younger people, and the infirm nature of many nursing home residents makes it that much harder. The National Institutes of Health points out a number of problems that seniors face in retaining their body heat.

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