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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 …
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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 …
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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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Which Personal Injury Lawyer Should I Select In Louisville?

This is a loaded question for a personal injury lawyer.  Every lawyer doing personal injury work SHOULD think they are the best.  The big firms will tell you they are better because insurance companies are afraid of size.  Solo practitioners will argue the personal contact you get with a lawyer is important.  I am of …
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