Dettman Law

How Long Can I Wait Before I Make A Claim?

The statute of limitations on a Kentucky personal injury lawsuit is one year.  The statute of limitations on a Kentucky car crash is two years.  This can be extended by personal injury protection benefits.  This blog post discusses how long you can wait to make a claim in Kentucky. Do Not Wait. It is a …
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I Was Injured On Someone’s Property And I Understand This Is Called Premises Liability. Do You Take Those Types Of Cases?

Premises liability cases happen when a person is hurt on the property of another person.  Usually this means slip and fall, dog bite, or defective property causing injury.  Dettman Law in Louisville, Kentucky has experience handling numerous premises liability cases.  Brian Dettman has tried premises liability cases to a jury.  He does resolve during pre-litigation …
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Slip and Fall Mediation

I mediated a slip and fall case yesterday.  My client fell as a result of water on the concourse of Bats Stadium.  She did not have health insurance.  As a result, getting medical treatment was difficult which led to increased problems and eventually surgery.  The defendant was not willing to accept liability, even after a …
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Negligent Security Case in Kentucky

Duty of Business to Customers = Make It Safe! I am filing a lawsuit against a business for negligence and negligent supervision/training.  I’m sometimes blown away about how corporate America acts.  I think overall businesses operate in a prudent manner, but when they fail to do so I’m happy that Plaintiff lawyers exist.  Without someone …
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What Is A Spoilation Letter On A Kentucky Litigation Case

I’m sending a spoliation letter on a Kentucky litigation case this afternoon.  This type of letter is used to preserve evidence.  It basically says this: Defendant, if you have evidence or a video you better preserve it.  If you fail to preserve it I’m going to ask the Judge on this case to instruct the …
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What Is Negligent Security In Kentucky?

I filed two negligent security cases this past month.  Both of them are against bars.  The first case is about a bouncer that manhandled my client without provocation.  The second case is against a bar and property owners that failed to take proper steps to prevent my client from being battered/assaulted.  Litigating theses cases is …
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Slip and Fall Mediation in Louisville, Kentucky

No Settlement Reached My mediation this morning did not resolve with a settlement.  I’m excited about it.  Let me tell you why. Background of the Trip and Fall Case I represent a blind woman.  She has been blind her entire life and for the past forty years she has lived at the same house in …
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Lawsuit v. Bouncer and Bar in Louisville, Kentucky

What Good Bouncers Do I am pretty skeptical when someone calls me about a bar bouncer attack.  Out of college I worked as a bar back for seven months trying to scrape up enough money to travel Central America.  We had some great bouncers that weren’t just a bunch of meatheads hired off the street.  …
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Can I sue a hotel if I am a victim of an assault on their property?

You can sue if you are the victim of an assault on hotel property. The hotel has a duty to make sure the property is safe. This includes taking reasonable steps to prevent guest from enduring an assault. Hiring security, making sure doors are locked, and providing adequate lighting all fall under this umbrella. If …
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