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...
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 across...
Lack of bike lanes increasing risk for cyclists
Posted in Firm News, Injuries on July 11, 2019
Many cyclists across the city protested the redesigning of Seattle’s 35th Avenue NE. They claim that the new design only leaves cyclists more vulnerable to serious bike accidents in Seattle. And it seems those concerns are valid, especially after recent accidents that left a bicyclist seriously injured and a motorcyclist dead. The Seattle Department...
Make sure your child’s helmet is safe this summer
Posted in Firm News, Injuries on July 9, 2019
Most bicyclists are aware that they face serious risk in the event of a collision with a much larger vehicle. And that risk only increases if they do not wear a proper helmet to prevent a serious head injury.However, some recent reports regarding bicycle helmets reveal not only how important it is to wear...
Jump parks are designed for your children’s safety…right?
Posted in Firm News, Injuries on July 8, 2019
Within the past decade, trampoline parks have gained popularity throughout the United States. The indoor play areas provide an opportunity for your children’s supervised physical activity outside of an organized sports program.However, while countless parents across the nation allow their kids to use jump time to burn off energy, or choose to bring a...
Is looking good worth the risk to your kids?
Posted in Firm News, Injuries on June 21, 2019
Most people have a daily routine that involves the use of many cosmetic products, such as soap, hair products, nail polish, deodorant, makeup, fragrance, and other products. However, when children are around, combining hygiene with their natural curiosity can be a dangerous combination.Most parents take safety precautions by plugging electrical outlets and blocking falling...
Is there anything you can do to increase pool safety?
Posted in Firm News, Injuries on June 10, 2019
You probably feel lucky to have a place to cool off during the summer if you have friends or neighbors with a pool. However, while a pool can provide countless days of summer fun, it can also be extremely dangerous.Everyone’s swimming capabilities vary, and even the most highly-skilled swimmers could potentially struggle with a...
Protect your children, and your record, as you light up the sky
Posted in Firm News, Injuries on June 5, 2019
With summer comes time to enjoy the great outdoors. No matter how you enjoy your summer vacation with your children, you will probably engage in a variety of activities that can entertain, teach and create lasting memories.Without an early wakeup call for school, your children will likely stay up later than usual, looking for...
The everlasting problem of ‘forever chemicals’
Posted in Firm News, Injuries on June 4, 2019
The presence of nonstick chemical compounds in food has been a serious issue for years now. National lawmakers, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and state governments have all joined the controversial debate to regulate the number of compounds in our food.But past reports over the years claimed that these substances, though alarming, would...