Do patients forfeit their rights by signing a release before surgery?
Posted in Firm News, Injuries on May 13, 2021
In most hospitals, patients will need to sign some form of consent before undergoing a medical procedure. Many of these types of forms appear to be blanket releases. They may state that a patient acknowledges the risks of a procedure or that the hospital will not be responsible for a patient’s injuries.In reality, a...
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...
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...
What are the biggest dangers of dog bites?
Posted in Firm News, Injuries on October 23, 2020
In Washington, many residents have a pet dog. In fact, Washington ranks in the top 10 pet owning states. This means you have a high chance of running into a dog even if you do not own one yourself. While this normally is not a problem, it can become one quickly if a dog decides...
Washington laws about personal injury recovery
Posted in Firm News, Injuries on September 14, 2020
Catastrophic injuries create staggering financial costs, from lost wages to medical bills. Washington allows individuals to file a lawsuit after injuries caused by third-party negligence. Washington has established these laws to guide personal injury claims. Individuals who disagree with the results of an insurance settlement can seek remedy through the court system. Fault determination...
What should I do if a dog bites me?
Posted in Firm News, Injuries on July 20, 2020
Nobody likes to think about man’s best friend attacking them, but it does occasionally happen. In fact, many people get dog bites from dogs that they know relatively well.It is important to be aware of what steps to take should you sustain a dog bite. According to the Cleveland Clinic, the first vital step...
Who is liable for a dog bite?
Posted in Firm News, Injuries on April 15, 2020
A dog bite situation is always terrifying if you are the victim, and it requires someone to be responsible for the suffering you go through. The law provides guidance as to who holds responsibility or liability for a dog bite situation. According to the Washington State Legislature, in most cases, the dog’s owner is liable for any...
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 the initial...