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How Does Mediation Work For A Personal Injury Or Car Crash Case?

I am mediating a case this afternoon on a car crash from 2018. This blog post discusses mediation in general. Keep in mind that every single case is different so every mediation is different.  There really is no average mediation. Location And Parties A year ago we would all go to a law office and …
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When Should I Go To The Chiropractor After A Car Crash?

I am a lawyer.  I am not a doctor.  As such, I cannot give medical advice.  However, having helped thousands of people on car crashes I have some knowledge of after crash care. Hospital Visit If you have been in a car crash and you are experiencing pain it is my advice to seek medical …
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How Long Does It Take To Get My Settlement Check in Kentucky?

This blog post discusses how long it will take to get your personal injury settlement check AFTER both sides agree on a settlement amount on a pre-litigation case.  The post does not discuss how long a personal injury settlement takes to fully resolve or cases that resolve in litigation. Pretend you resolve your case on …
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What Questions Should I Ask An Attorney I’m Thinking About Hiring?

There are plenty of questions to ask the lawyer you are about to hire.  This blog post discusses Kentucky personal injury lawyers and the top three questions to ask.  Car crash, dog bite, motorcycle crash, premises liability, trucking crash, and all other types of injury cases are included. Do You Go To Court? If your …
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What If I Can Afford To Pay All My Costs Myself?

There is no law in Kentucky prohibiting a client from paying the costs of litigation.  This blog posts discusses costs on a personal injury case both pre-litigation and litigation. Lawyer Agreement When you hire a personal injury lawyer the contract usually states the lawyer is responsible for the costs of litigation.  It states the lawyer …
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Should I Just Represent Myself?

Blunt answer: represent yourself if you want to destroy your case. Dettman Law = Only Personal Injury It would be better for you to hire my competition than handle an insurance company on your own.  There are all sorts of self-serving studies on both sides of the pendulum.  I can say from personal experience my …
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How Much Compensation Can I Expect To Receive?

In Kentucky, the amount of compensation you can expect to receive from a personal injury case depends on the facts of your case.  The five factors I look for in resolving a car crash or personal injury case in Kentucky are: impact, injury, treatment, lost income, and intangibles (coverage/carrier).  Also VERY important it the lawyer …
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How Long Will My Case Take?

Your case depends on your injuries, the recovery, the insurance company on the other side, and the lawyer you hire.  This blog post discusses personal injury settlements and verdicts. Fast Does Not Always Mean Good The long and short of it is that if your case resolved really fast there is a high likelihood that …
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