Dettman Law

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 […]

How does a Minor Car Crash Settlement Work in Louisville, Kentucky?

Yesterday I resolved a Louisville car crash case for a child with a facial fracture.  The case is complicated in that my client’s mother was the driver.  She was at fault for the crash. Negotiation The mother carried a $25,000.00 policy. Her carrier initially offered $17,100.00.  That was bumped up to $18,500.00.  I was told […]

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 […]

My Injury Case Resolved Without a Lawsuit. What is Next?

The majority of cases are resolved without a lawsuit being filed.  Why cases resolve before litigation is the topic of another post.  For the purpose of this article I’m not getting into it. So lets say the insurance company made an offer that was accepted by your lawyer.  There is still work to be done.  […]

What Happens in a Car Crash Jury Trial in Jefferson County, Kentucky?

It is rare that a case goes to trial.  I sometimes hear about the “good old days” when every other week a lawyer was trying a case in the courthouse.  I’m not sure if that is an effective method given the amount of cases currently in Jefferson County, Kentucky, but in any case its not […]

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.

I Made a Lot of Money This Year Social Media Posts on Injury Cases

I was born in 1982. As a result, I’m basically on every form of social media available. I’m also a plaintiff’s lawyer so a lot of PI ads pop up on my feed. Towards the end of the year its almost a requirement that a PI lawyer posts something like: My Firm Resolved X Million Dollars Worth of Cases This Year!”