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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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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Can I Pursue A Claim Years After The Incident Occurred?

The Statute of Limitations is important for Kentucky lawsuits.  This is the timeframe in which you must file a lawsuit.  Failure to file a lawsuit within the prescribed timeframe means the case is forever barred.  This blog post discusses the statute of limitations on Kentucky personal injury cases. Car Crash Statute Of Limitations In Kentucky …
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What Is Required To Be A Personal Injury Attorney In Kentucky?

A law license is required to be a personal injury attorney in Kentucky.  There is no set requirement that a lawyer study a particular set of laws to become a personal injury lawyer.  This means that any attorney can claim to be a personal injury lawyer.  It does not mean the personal injury lawyer is …
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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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