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Grocery Store Gives Picture Of Food To Starving Family

That is not a real headline.  No grocery store would ever do that.  But there are lawyers boasting about giving their clients pieces of paper that have really zero value.  This blog post explains unenforceable judgments and how lawyers use them to advertise. Next time you see a headline or announcement do your research.  Is …
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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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Can I Sue For More Compensation If I Don’t Get The Amount I Want?

You can sue someone for more compensation if you disagree with the amount offered as a settlement.  However, if you have accepted a settlement the insurance company on the other side won’t agree to give you money AND allow you to sue the defendant for more money.  It is important to make sure you know …
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My Case Involves A Brain Injury – Can You Help Me?

Short Answer: Yes, I can help with a brain injury case. Long Answer: Below Brain injury cases are a special area of practice at Dettman Law.  My office has recovered multiple millions of dollars for victims of brain injury cases.  Brain injury cases usually involve a neurologist and serious injury.  Here are some information on …
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Do I Really Need A Personal Injury Lawyer In Louisville For My Case?

You need a personal injury lawyer for your case IF you do not want the insurance company to walk all over you.  I would rather you hire my competition than try to negotiate with an insurance carrier on your injury claim.  This post discusses why you need a personal injury lawyer in Louisville for your …
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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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Who Receives The Settlement Check When I Win My Case?

Short Answer: The lawyer within 30 days of reaching an agreement. Long Answer: Below On a Kentucky personal injury case the insurance company for the defendant usually sends the settlement check direct to the lawyer.  The check will say to “Client First Name Client Last Name and Law Firm.”  This blog post discusses the process …
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What Does A Personal Injury Lawyer Typically Cost?

A personal injury lawyer usually works on a contingency fee basis.  This means the lawyer does not get paid until the case is resolved.  There is no retainer or hourly fee.  The fee is paid as a percentage of the recovery. There should be no up-front cost for a personal injury lawyer and the more …
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