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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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What Is The Best Way To Handle An Insurance Settlement Dispute?

The best way to handle an insurance settlement dispute in Kentucky is to hire a personal injury lawyer.  The right representation could be the difference between significant sums of money.  I have worked cases where the insurance company pays fifty times the initial offer.  That isn’t every case, but it representative of how bad an …
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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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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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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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What Is An Injury Lawyer And How Are They Different From Other Lawyers?

I am a personal injury lawyer and hurt people need me.  This usually involves the negligent actions of a third party.  When someone hurts one of my clients my job is to get compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and past/present/future mental and physical pain and suffering.  Compensation means money.  The law allows for the …
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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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