What is Colossus?

Colossus computer program

Have you ever wondered how insurance companies evaluate your personal injury claim from a car accident? You might have thought there was a long, convoluted algorithm they used? In a way, you would be right, but the process is even less personal than you might have imagined. Many major insurance companies like Allstate, USAA, Metlife, Farmers, and Travelers utilize a software program known as Colossus during the claims process.

Taylor Swift Fires Back at Denver DJ

Taylor Swift Files Suit

Taylor Swift is a household name known throughout the world. In fact, that very statement is made in her counterclaim against David Mueller, a former Denver DJ. Ms. Swift responded to Mr. Mueller’s compliant in federal court on October 28, 2015, denying his allegation and filing her own counterclaim alleging assault and battery.

My Thoughts After A Car Accident

Car Accident

I was in a car accident about 6 months ago, and had been working at McDivitt Law Firm for about 3 weeks. When I was in the accident, it felt like time had stopped. It was strange how what felt like 10,000 different ideas and circumstances happened to me all at once. I was totally overwhelmed, even though I was physically fine.

Video Blog McDivitt News, November 2015

McDivitt Vlog November 2015

In McDivitt News this month: Fall means pumpkins! In October the McDivitt team helped carve pumpkins for Cheyenne Zoo’s ‘Boo At The Zoo’ event. We visited Venetucci Farms with the kids from Centennial Elementary who got to pick out their own pumpkin, and we provided safe rides home Halloween night.

Health Risks for Oil and Gas Workers—Silicosis

health risks for oil and gas workers

A recent article published by Rocky Mountain PBS, highlights an ancient disease that oil and gas workers are currently facing. The disease—silicosis—is an incurable, yet preventable disease, that is caused by breathing in particles of sand, or respirable crystalline silica. Breathing in too much silica can in turn cause lung cancer, and even death. It’s similar to breathing in asbestos, which can also lead to lung cancer. The reason oil and gas workers are susceptible to breathing in silica is the use of sand in hydraulic fracturing.

Fantasy Football: Fantasy Game or Gambling?

Issues of Fantasy Football

Daily fantasy sports leagues are very popular right now, especially at the height of football season. For those of you who may not know, daily fantasy sports are fantasy sports games focused on the outcomes from that day, or weekend in the case of football, as opposed to an entire season. It’s an accelerated version of traditional fantasy sports games. Popular daily fantasy sports sites include DraftKings and FanDuel.

A Quick Guide to Winter Car Maintenance

be prepared for winter driving

Keeping your car properly maintained throughout the year is important to help ensure vehicle safety and performance. Proper maintenance is especially important in the winter as cold weather and challenging road conditions create unique Colorado winter driving challenges. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are a few things you can do to make sure your vehicle is ready for winter travel.