Top Auto Safety Picks for 2016

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2016 is upon us, and I thought it would be nice to start the year with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Top Safety Picks. The IIHS conducts vehicle tests every year to determine a car’s “crashworthiness,” or how well a vehicle protects its passengers when in a crash. The IIHS has broken down the picks in either a Top Safety Pick or a Top Safety Pick+. In order to be a Top Safety Pick, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the five crashworthiness tests as well as a basic rating for front crash prevention. To qualify for a Top Safety Pick+, a car must earn good ratings in the five crashworthiness tests and an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention.

Sit Up Straight: 8 Tips on How to Properly Position the Driver’s Seat

tips to properly position the driver's seat

Ever glanced at the driver next to you while stopped at the light and can barely seem them because they’ve reclined their seat so far back they’re barely visible? And then you wonder how they can possible see over their dashboard? Can’t possibly be safe, right? Well it’s not, and is in fact a dangerous driving habit.

8 Tips to Prevent a Car Accident in the Denver Area

Tips for driving in the Denver metro area

Denver is a major metropolitan hub in Colorado. I know that every time I drive in and around Denver, I feel like the city has gotten even more populated, with even more cars on the road. Regardless, Denver is great city to live in or visit. Therefore, it’s important when out to be aware of all surroundings in order to prevent an auto accident. Here are 8 tips to prevent a car accident in the Denver area, though they can be applied anywhere.

Blood & Money: The Dangers of Blood-thinning Drugs

The dangers of blood thinning drugs

Xarelto is a commonly prescribed blood-thinner, used mainly to prevent blood clots in patients. Sold by Johnson and Johnson in the United States, and Bayer in Europe, the drug produced almost $2 billion in sales in 2013. If you go home for your lunch, you might see an ad on TV for Xarelto featuring various celebrities, such as NBA Champion Chris Bosh, Golf Legend Arnold Palmer, actor Kevin Nealon and Nascar Driver Brian Vickers. Across the globe, if someone is taking a blood thinner, 34% of the time they are taking Xarelto. The drug has only been on the market for 4.5 years since the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Xarelto for prevention of blood clots back in July of 2011.

Million Dollar Case Video Blog

Drive Safely Colorado

McDivitt Law Firm has the resources to skillfully and effectively handle the big cases, and get our clients paid for their injuries. But these cases also usually have a much greater cost than loss of income or medical bills. People’s lives are drastically changed and our clients have to deal with consequences for the rest of their lives. Please Colorado, Drive Safely.

Car Safety for Pets 101

keep your pets safe in the car

Denver CBS 4 recently did an interesting piece urging drivers to be safe with their pets. When you take your dog out for a drive you probably don’t think about putting your dog into a crate or if you do whether the crate is safe. However, failing to secure your pet properly in the car could lead to serious injury or even your pet’s death.

Top 5 Blogs on McDivittlaw.com for 2015

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We can’t believe that 2015 is almost at an end. It was such a busy year here at McDivitt Law Firm and we thought it would be great to put together a list of our top read community, lifestyle and safety blogs for the year. These blogs cover a multitude of areas including mass torts, ridesharing, bicycles, and a poetry slam. We hope you find these blogs helpful, enlightening, and in some cases, inspirational.

McDivitt’s Top 5 Workers’ Comp Blogs from 2015

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2015 is coming to an end, and it’s made us think about our most read blogs this year. So, we have put together our top 5 workers’ compensation blogs for the year. They range in topics from whether workers’ comp benefits our enough in each state to whether your case is a workers’ comp or personal injury case. Check them out below: