Integrity in All We Do

McDivitt Law Core Values Integrity

One of the things we strive to accomplish at McDivitt Law Firm every day is to serve our clients, community, and team members with integrity. Webster’s Dictionary defines integrity as “a firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values;” or “the quality of being fair and honest.” I think we all should endeavor to adhere to a code of strong values, whatever those values may be. Values are an integral part of our society; without them we wouldn’t have much. They hold us together, and give us something to aspire to. As a lawyer and a professional, it is even more important that my strong values affect all aspects of my life and work. As such, I hold those I work with every day to those same ideals, and know that everyone at McDivitt Law Firm believes in fairness, honesty, and integrity.

What Happens if I am Out of State and have been Injured in a Car Accident?

out-of-state-auto-accident

Being injured in a car accident can be a painful and difficult ordeal, and if you are injured in a different state from where you live, you are probably wondering how your insurance, and receiving compensation for your injuries, works. Having an experienced auto accident attorney on your side is the first step in dealing with a car accident and the insurance companies, but let me also cover what can happen if you are in a car accident out of state.

Safety 101 at the Poolside

pool safety tips

It’s summer, and the perfect time to hit the pool, or in Colorado even a lake or reservoir. There’s nothing better than a relaxing dip in the cool water on a hot summer’s day. However, there are inherent risks to being in the water, and we urge you to use caution and common sense when out in the water. Why is this so important? Everyday 10 people die from unintentional drowning.

What You Should Know About Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Benefits and Exhaustion Clauses

Underinsured Motorist Cases

A recent Colorado Court of Appeals case, Tubbs v. Famers Insurance, covers whether or not the insured was entitled to uninsured/underinsured motorists (UIM) coverage when his UIM policy contained an exhaustion clause. Exhaustion clauses are common in auto policies in Colorado, and could directly affect your car insurance policy, so you might want to refer to it to make sure you know what kind of coverage you have.

Dashboard Cameras, are they Useful?

Are Dashcams Useful?

Dashboard cameras, or “dashcams,” have been on the rise in Europe and Asia for a while now. They sometimes even capture some unique or even terrifying events—the TransAsia crash for example. They originally became very popular in countries where horrible driving practices regularly occurred. But are dashboard cameras useful when it comes to car accidents and insurance claims in the U.S.?

Maybe it’s Time to Do the Right Thing and Blow the Whistle

Whistleblowing is the right thing to do

Whistleblowing has been, since passage of the False Claims Act (FCA), an invaluable tool available to protect the government as a consumer of goods and in turn the citizens and taxpayers of the U.S., against fraud, waste, and abuse at the hands of a company that knowingly profits from those actions. The FCA contains qui tam provisions, which is a fancy Latin term that provides that a private person can file a suit for violations of the FCA on behalf of the government. This act of filing an action is informally called “whistleblowing.”

Workers’ Compensation: Recent Cases

Work injury recent cases

Multiple cases regarding workers’ compensation have been decided by the Colorado Court of Appeals this year so far. I wanted to go over a couple of interest to me, which in one case deals with whether one of the parties was an “employer” and in the other case whether the injured party was an “employee.”