Dettman Law

What is an Examination Under Oath (EUO)?

Last week two clients came in to provide an EUO.  An EUO is a fancy phrase for an insurance defense lawyer questioning someone about a car crash case.  It’s basically a deposition.  Sworn statement under oath. Who Will Request and be There? Allstate, USAA, and State Farm are the most likely carriers to request an …
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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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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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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 …
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