Parents play a role in their teenager’s driving
Posted in Firm News, Motor Vehicle Accidents on January 31, 2020
Car accidents occur among all age groups, but teenage drivers are especially risky drivers. The main reasons for this include distractions and inexperience. Parents can, and should, play a major role when it comes to helping their teenager drive safe. According to the Centers for Disease Control, it is important that parents set limits...
Signs of a possible birth injury
Posted in Birth Injuries, Firm News on January 21, 2020
When a birth injury impacts a child’s well-being, the effects of the injury are not always immediately apparent. After parents bring the infant home, they may notice troubling signs that could indicate medical concerns. Seek help from your child’s pediatrician if you notice any of these potential birth injury symptoms. Musculoskeletal symptoms Birth injuries may...
How can you protect yourself from medical errors?
Posted in Firm News, Medical Malpractice on January 21, 2020
According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, one in seven Medicare patients in a hospital setting is subject to medical errors. However, AHRQ goes on to explain that medication errors can happen in any setting and at any touchpoint within the health care system. Medication errors can be dangerous, if not fatal....
Dog bite prevention tips for dog owners
Posted in Firm News, Injuries on January 7, 2020
Dogs are companions, playmates and best friends for many Washington residents. Unfortunately, dogs can also bite, causing nerve damage, severe pain and put victims at risk for illness, infections and diseases due to germs. At Elk & Elk Co., Ltd, our Seattle dog bite lawyers have experience representing clients injured as a result of...
Dog bites can lead to serious complications
Posted in Firm News, Injuries on January 3, 2020
According to Washington State Legislature, if a person’s dog bites you in public or when you are in private lawfully, then the owner is liable for any injuries that you incur. It does not matter if the dog is vicious or if the owner assumes the dog is not vicious. Dog bites can cause damages beyond...
Should I look for a new doctor?
Posted in Firm News on December 13, 2019
A good doctor can be your healthcare confidante. Conversely, a bad doctor can get in the way of your health and well-being, and may even directly contribute to the development of medical issues and illnesses with his or her care, or lack thereof. In this case, it’s important to know the signs that it’s...
APGAR evaluates your newborn’s well-being
Posted in Firm News, Medical Malpractice on December 5, 2019
For soon-to-be Washington parents, choosing the best doctor and hospital for their circumstances and family history is critical. While most births go smoothly, having an experienced medical team is essential if complications arise. At Elk & Elk Co., Ltd, we often help families fight for compensation for birth injuries due to negligence. Your child...
Winter driving in and around Seattle
Posted in Firm News on November 25, 2019
The Seattle area is well-known for difficult winter driving conditions. Wet, cold weather often leads to slippery roads. Long commutes compound the problem; 4 out of every 10 drivers in Seattle are behind the wheel 30 minutes or more. During winter the commute is often in darkness. What is a Washingtonian to do? Inclement...
What to do if a dangerous dog lives near you
Posted in Firm News, Injuries on August 1, 2019
Most of the time, dogs are friendly pets. They are called man’s best friend, after all. However, some dogs are more aggressive than others, even when they do not feel threatened. By law, dog owners of consistently aggressive dogs must register their dog to provide public information that their dog is dangerous. Many families...
Snapping selfies while behind the wheel
Posted in Firm News, Motor Vehicle Accidents on July 30, 2019
There is no question that drivers who use their cellphones to make calls, text, map out directions or compose an email while behind the wheel put people in danger. In 2017 alone, more than 3,100 people were killed in distracted driving accidents, and thousands more were injured in similar collisions. Surprisingly, motorists have taken...