Dettman Law

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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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.  …
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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!”