Brent Barnes Ivy’s Answers

Brent Barnes Ivy

Houston Construction / Development Lawyer.

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  1. I was involved in a pretty serious accident about 6 months ago. Police report rated damage of both cars a 3. Liability is clear.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

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    2. Henry L. Moore
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    Insurance companies ALWAYS make low-ball offers to people not represented by counsel. You should speak with an attorney who handles personal injury claims and let them assist you with your claim. If the offer is not satisfactory, you cannot sue the insurance company (unless it is YOUR insurance company who is denying the claim). You will likely have to file suit against the insured person who caused your injuries (if it is a third-party claim). Good luck.

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  2. My father was injured and died at work. He had no surviving spouse. Who is entitled to sue the company?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Robert Warren Painter
    2. Brent Barnes Ivy
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    It sounds like you already have an attorney if suit has been filed on your behalf. As such, you should consult your attorney fir matters pertaining to this particular case. If you do not have an attorney, you should probably hire one to represent your interests. With regard to your question concerning your grandmother--both parents and children of a deceased person can have claims for damages as a result of the familial relationship. Your father's estate may also have claims against the...

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  3. How long does a person have to settle a personal injury case?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Brent Barnes Ivy
    2. Richard Kurt Arbuckle
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    The statute of limitations to FILE SUIT on a personal injury claim is generally two years from the date of the injury. However, once a lawsuit is filed, there is no time limit for when a case must be settled or resolved. Many times, cases stay pending for more than five years depending on various circumstances--including ongoing medical treatment of an injured person. If you already have an attorney and are unhappy with how long the case is taking to reach resolution, you should consult him or...

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  4. Open records request for video footage in Texas of car accident on Dallas North Tollroad which resulted in my arrest.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Cynthia Russell Henley
    2. Brent Barnes Ivy
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    If a trooper investigated the accident, you should be able to obtain the full accident investigation report from the Texas Department of Public Safety. The trooper likely obtained a copy of the video from NTTA and it should be in the investigation file. If you try to get it from NTTA, you will probably continue to get the "runaround" about how you can actually obtain the video. Here is the link to the public information request on the DPS' website: http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/...

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  5. Can I break a commercial lease?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Brent Barnes Ivy
    2. Orsen E. Paxton III
    3. William Fulton Broemer
    4. Nancy L. Lanard
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    Most likely, the answer to your question is in the written lease. It should contain provisions regarding the type of circumstances that might allow you to terminate the lease. Absent such a provision, you do not have much protection under Texas law--and the decision becomes a straight business decision (lesser of two evils). Do you stay in your current location and continue to lose money--or do you pay a fee to break the lease? Your lease may also contain provisions regarding early termination...

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  6. Hello, my question is concerns a mentally disabled uncle of mine who slipped and fell at his job.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Richard Kurt Arbuckle
    2. Brent Barnes Ivy
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    The first thing your uncle needs to do is notify his employer (in writing) of the injury and request their insurance provider's contact information. If they are a subscriber to Texas Workers Compensation Insurance, then Workers Compensation will be his sole remedy. You can even file a claim on the Texas Department of Insurance's website--which is a helpful resource (http://www.tdi.texas.gov/wc/index.html). If the employer has other insurance or none at all, you may have to hire an attorney to...

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  7. Bad sign if lawyer didn't show up in court?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Brent Barnes Ivy
    2. Victor Raul Rodriguez II
    3. Richard Kurt Arbuckle
    4. Lannie Todd Kelly
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    If your attorney has not done anything to advance your case and failed to show up in court, you may want to look at terminating the relationship and hiring someone else. However, litigation is a lengthy process and usually does not move as fast as those it affects would like. Lots of research and preparation often precede the filing of a lawsuit and a resolution is usually many months (or years) down the road. Remember, patience is a virtue. With regard to your concern about your current...

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  8. I was rear ended by a drunk driver. It was a very hard hit. Police report damage rating states 3 for me and 4 for other driver.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

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    Insurance companies rarely offer to pay the entire amount damages claimed by their insureds. Most of the time, the only way to get their attention is through a lawsuit against the insured. However, most attorneys take personal injury cases such as this one on a contingency basis--meaning that they will take a percentage (usually 30-40% of what you recover). The upside is that you do not have to pay the attorney unless they are successful in prosecuting your claim. Most personal injury...

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  9. What can my son do about a car he bought and literally died on him in the street 2 days after he bought it.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Brent Barnes Ivy
    2. Aaron Moishe Mutnick
    3. Jeffrey Jose Estrella
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    I am not familiar with the law in Hawaii, but if it were Texas, I would either hire an attorney with experience in consumer law or file a claim in small claims (JP court)--which he could do by himself. With him being active in the military, there may be some free/cheap legal resources he could get from the military. Good luck.

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  10. I received a notice of default hearing. The case is target national bank against me. What should i do?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Brent Barnes Ivy
    2. Patrick Begley
    3. Michael Wayne Weston
    4. Constantine D. Buzunis
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    Even if you agreed to pay off the debt, a lawsuit was still filed against you--and it has to be dismissed or litigated to a close. You should contact an attorney IMMEDIATELY to get an answer on file or negotiate a dismissal with the plaintiff's attorney--to the extent you are still making payments. If you allow a default judgment to be taken against you--you will lose any potential defenses you may have. If you "made a deal" to pay out the debt, make sure it is in writing to protect yourself...

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