Dettman Law

Can My Lawyer Resolve My Case Without Me?

The answer to this question is no.  Your lawyer cannot resolve your case without consent.  I write this because I was contacted by a Florida woman who slipped at a Louisville restaurant.  She fractured her hip and had high medical bills.  According to the woman her lawyer resolved her case without her consent. I’m sure …
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Injury Lawyers Make the World Safer

Injury lawyers post all over billboards, bus stops, and the internet about how much money they recover.  I’m guilty.  When you couple this with the attacks from insurance companies it makes it look like injury lawyers aren’t creating societal good. What you don’t hear enough about is the changes we make in the behavior of …
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Bird Scooter Injury in Louisville, Kentucky

In places like Miami, LA, and Austin scooters are everywhere.  I’ve seen Lime and Bird Scooters in Louisville for the past year and a half.  Now that it is summer there seem to be more and more.  I knew it was only a matter of time until someone called me with a scooter related injury. …
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Why Did My Lawyer Hire an Expert?

An expert is used by your lawyer in an attempt to make an argument stronger or prove something.  Based on training, education, and experience the expert can provide opinions if appropriately qualified.  In Kentucky we need experts to get testimony admitted at trial so they are helpful to hire in the right circumstance.  Experts are …
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How Long Does A Lawsuit Take in Kentucky on a Car Crash Case?

A potential client contacted me two weeks ago about representing her.  The insurance for the other side made her an insufficient offer.  Presumably because she didn’t have a lawyer ☹.  Her statute runs in two days and she texted me yesterday asking how long does litigation take.  The answer is below: Filing a Kentucky Personal Injury …
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What Kind of Doctor do I Need After a Louisville Car Crash?

Short Answer: One you like and trust. Long Answer: After a car crash you have the option to go to the hospital.  My estimation is more than half of people do go to the hospital. If your injuries are life threatening you will most likely be taken to the University of Louisville Hospital (kids will …
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Who Should Pay For My Property Damage in Louisville After a Car Crash?

I’m working on property damage today. If your lawyer tells you that he only represents you on the injury claim and not the property damage claim than your lawyer is being lazy. I will say that I authorize the insurance companies to set up a viewing of the vehicle and communication with my clients on this aspect of the claim.