Dettman Law

When Should You Call A Personal Injury Lawyer?

The best time to call a personal injury lawyer is as soon as practicable after an injury.  The lawyer will preserve evidence and contact insurance.  This blog post discusses why it is important to call a personal injury lawyer right after an injury. Insurance Is Not Your Friend No matter how nice an adjuster is …
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Every Injury Case Is Important  

I resolved two litigation cases yesterday.  The crash happened in 2017.   Initial offer from the insurance company for the passenger: $1,400.00. For the driver: $7,500.00. Initial Offer The passenger offer was based on a peer review.  This is where the insurance company pays a doctor to say my client reached maximum medical improvement.  They do …
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Liability Pre-Lawsuit Denied and Mediation Settlement

I resolved a car crash case at mediation yesterday.  I am proud of the result and the client is happy. My client was taking a left turn at a light at the intersection of Shelbyville and Hurstbourne (right by Starbucks).  She was driving a Nissan Versa.  The defendant was driving the opposite way and wanted …
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Insurance Defense Lawyers

I found out the other day that more insurance defense lawyers are reading my blog!  First time I heard about it a USAA lawyer asked me to take down a blog post blasting the what I would consider dubious advertising of that insurance company.  I didn’t take the post down and resolved the case to …
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Is A Lawyer Resolving Your Injury Case For Less Than Full Value?

Something clients do not really think about is how their lawyer compensated by his or her law firm.  Big firms have plenty of associates.  This type of lawyer is often paid by an “eat what you kill” method or percentage of the fee.  Think salesperson.  The question is whether or not this compensation structure leads …
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Insurance Company Pays Twelve Times Initial Offer On Car Crash

This past week I have been negotiating with my least favorite insurance company.  There must be a bunch of terrible lawyers out there taking low-ball offers because the adjusters I’m dealing with are BOLD.  This car crash starts in June of 2019.  I remember getting the call and thinking it is a miracle this client …
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How Do I Pay My Medical Bills After A Car Crash?

One of the last things you want to worry about after a wreck is medical expenses.  In Kentucky we have Basic Reparations Benefits available to injured persons.  This type of insurance is often called “No Fault,” but Personal Injury Protection or “PIP” is a clearer description. First Party Coverage PIP is available to persons injured …
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