How does using a GPS count as distracted driving?
Posted in Distracted Driving, Firm News on April 27, 2021
The use of a GPS to guide you to your destination is one of the great benefits of modern electronics. Still, like any tech, you should use it responsibly. Many drivers may not realize that using a GPS while driving may count as distracted driving and could lead to a serious auto accident. If...
What is the cognitive impact of a TBI?
Posted in Firm News, Motor Vehicle Accidents on April 9, 2021
After a motor vehicle accident, traumatic brain injuries are common. A TBI occurs when you receive a violent jolt to your head. This can happen when your head strikes an object or an object penetrates your skull. According to Fairview, in severe cases, a TBI can affect your cognition. Cognitive issues following TBI The...
Know the facts about hypoxia
Posted in Birth Injuries, Firm News on March 23, 2021
During the delivery process, an infant’s brain may not receive enough oxygen. This condition is known as hypoxia. If a baby does not receive treatment, he or she may develop a brain injury. Several elements of the birthing process may cause an infant to develop hypoxia. According to FindLaw, babies may experience a lack of...
Know the dangers of electric scooters
Posted in Firm News, Injuries on March 8, 2021
Eco-friendly methods of transportation are gaining popularity. Electric scooters are a fantastic eco-friendly way to get around urban areas, but they can cause significant injury. If you or a family member has started to use an electric scooter, it is important to familiarize yourself with some of the risks. Here are some key safety...
What are some common myths about dog bites and children?
Posted in Firm News, Injuries on March 6, 2021
The most likely person to suffer from a dog bite is an adult. However, when dogs bite children the injuries are often and much more severe.After a dog bites a child, there is often confusion on the part of the adults. Often, the adults claim that the child did not provoke the bite at...
Safety advances that could reduce accidents
Posted in Firm News, Motor Vehicle Accidents on February 23, 2021
The Seattle weather presents many challenges for drivers in and around the city, as well as throughout the rest of Washington. Most commonly, drivers must contend with rainy weather, but as recent events show even snow is not out of the question. As vehicles incorporate more technology into designs, several safety innovations show promise...
When should I replace my tires?
Posted in Firm News, Motor Vehicle Accidents on February 10, 2021
Many Americans moan about the negligence of other drivers. While it is true that the conduct of fellow motorists can seem questionable at points, making sure that you are doing everything on your end to prevent catastrophic car accidents is also imperative. One of the most important things that you can do to keep...
How do rideshares contribute to accidents?
Posted in Firm News, Motor Vehicle Accidents on January 30, 2021
Ride-share services are invaluable to most people nowadays. Not only is it convenient for those who may not have another means of transportation, but it can aid in the fight against drunk driving. People have become more accustomed to calling for a rideshare after a night of drinking. According to the U.S. News, drunk...
3 things to know about dog bite claims
Posted in Firm News, Injuries on January 13, 2021
Dogs are one of the most popular pets. People also often use them as guards to keep their property safe. At Elk & Elk Co., Ltd., we know not every dog is friendly and not every owner is responsible. When you combine an aggressive dog with a bad owner, it can result in a...
4 common types of surgical errors
Posted in Firm News, Medical Malpractice on January 11, 2021
Surgical errors are one of the leading causes of death for patients in the United States. Medical errors are a serious public health problem and pose a substantial threat to patient safety. An “active error” occurs when a physician does something incorrectly in the operating room, thus creating a surgical mistake. 1. Surgery on the wrong...