Workplace injuries run a continuum from minor to deadly, and the circumstances that give rise to workplace injuries are as varied as the individuals who experience them. Some injuries are simply more common than others, though, and knowing which injuries are the most common can help you take safety precautions that help you avoid injury and the aftermath, including recovery, that will follow.
During September, which is National Suicide Prevention Month, McDivitt and our community program – McDivitt Makes a Difference recognizes the importance of promoting awareness, education, and prevention. It is important for us to help equip anyone who might encounter someone who is in danger of taking his or her own life with some basic tools that can offer assistance in these circumstances. The reality is that anyone can find themselves in a situation that involves suicide. A review of the following information is one of the first steps towards prevention.
We all know that texting while driving is verboten, but distraction doesn’t only come from your phone. Any activities that pull your attention away from driving can be considered distracted driving, and eating is no exception. In a fast-paced, high-stress world, it’s unsurprising that many drivers try to grab a meal on the run. But this practice is a dangerous one that can cost you dearly. Distracted driving kills more than 3,000 people every year, and no meal is worth your life or well-being.
Although this offer may seem tempting up front, you should always decline this type of proposal. Whether you’ve been involved in a minor fender bender or a major accident, this is not something you should entertain; and if you seek the counsel of any attorney, they should give the same advice.
On Monday, September 8th, Centennial Elementary hosted its annual Open House & Carnival for students and their families, and several team members from McDivitt volunteered to run one of the games.
In Colorado, if you aren’t a licensed medical professional, the answer is…yes. Each year many people face lawsuits after trying to help an accident victim by offering assistance at the scene. While most people have a natural instinct to help an injured person, the victim may sue the well-intentioned helper if the he or she suffers additional injuries in the process.
On September 8, 2014, McDivitt Law Firm opened the doors to an additional Colorado Springs office at Powers and Stetson Hills. The new location is designed to better serve clients in the Northeast part of the city.
When you get into an accident, you probably spend most of your time thinking about how you can get your life back. However, you might find yourself unprepared, overwhelmed and even a bit frightened by some of the technical jargon and terms that will become part of your everyday vocabulary if you are seeking compensation for your injuries.
Being spied on by your insurance company might seem like something straight out of the pages of 1984, but the risk is very real. Of course, there’s no guarantee that your insurer will spy on you, and if your claim is relatively small, the risk is, too. No matter what, though, you need to behave as if you are being watched – just in case you are.
It’s a popular myth that the driver who hits the other driver is always solely at fault. In most cases, drivers who rear-end other drivers have indeed been driving dangerously, which means they typically are ticketed. The fact that the other driver was ticketed, though, doesn’t relieve you from responsibility, and drivers who are rear-ended may also receive tickets if they have violated the law.