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...
How can you avoid distracted driving?
Posted in Firm News, Motor Vehicle Accidents on July 29, 2019
Like many Washington residents, your life is busy and requires constant multitasking and often running from one place to another. While you try to maximize every minute, when you are behind the wheel of a car it is vital to maintain focus on the road and your surroundings at all times. This helps ensure...
Exactly how dangerous are Seattle drivers?
Posted in Firm News on July 29, 2019
Statistically, Seattle does not have safe drivers. Whether that is because of poorly-maintained roads, decreased visibility or distraction, many people suffer. No matter what type of vehicle you drive, you may forget that you take people’s lives into your hands when you shift into gear. And in many cases, other drivers are not the...
Erb’s palsy: causes, risk factors and treatment
Posted in Birth Injuries, Firm News on July 28, 2019
As an expectant Washington mother, you may have heard that you should “expect the unexpected” when raising children, but when it comes to your delivery, itself, you are probably hoping for a smooth, predictable process. Unfortunately, though, some deliveries are far more difficult than others, and in some cases, difficult deliveries can lead to...