Dettman Law

How Do I Get A Lawyer To Take My Case?

Personal injury and car crash lawyers work on contingency.  This means that we do not get paid until a case resolves and are paid a percentage of the recovery.  As a result, we must be selective in the type of cases the law firm signs.  A law firm cannot help people if it is operating …
Read More

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 …
Read More

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 …
Read More

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 …
Read More

I Was Injured On Someone’s Property And I Understand This Is Called Premises Liability. Do You Take Those Types Of Cases?

Premises liability cases happen when a person is hurt on the property of another person.  Usually this means slip and fall, dog bite, or defective property causing injury.  Dettman Law in Louisville, Kentucky has experience handling numerous premises liability cases.  Brian Dettman has tried premises liability cases to a jury.  He does resolve during pre-litigation …
Read More

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 …
Read More

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 …
Read More

Winning Full Payment On Car Depreciation

I am a car crash lawyer.  As part of my practice clients often have depreciation claims on their automobiles.  Usually, these are pretty straightforward, and the insurance company pays a fair sum for deprecation.  However, every once in a while, a carrier thinks they will pull a fast one. This blog post outlines an Indiana …
Read More

Slip and Fall Mediation

I mediated a slip and fall case yesterday.  My client fell as a result of water on the concourse of Bats Stadium.  She did not have health insurance.  As a result, getting medical treatment was difficult which led to increased problems and eventually surgery.  The defendant was not willing to accept liability, even after a …
Read More