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J. Brantley Durrett III

Houston Insurance Law Lawyer.

Contributor Level 9
  1. Car Title

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. J. Brantley Durrett III
    2 lawyer answers

    Yes. You definitely have a case agaisn the dealer under a number of different legal theories. Under the Texas Deceptive Trade Practice Act (among other legal remedies), you have the right to return the car for violation of the implied warranty of title and violation of the statute for negligent or intential misrepresentation. You should act now. Hire a lawyer to advise you and make a writeen demand upon the dealer.

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  2. Ex Boyfriend/cosigned

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. J. Brantley Durrett III
    2. Lu Ann Trevino
    2 lawyer answers

    There is no way to answer your question fully. The apartment could have obtained your name and address from any number of sources. If they obtained it from the vehicle finance company, your privacy rights may have been violated.

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  3. Can a verbal agreement to rent property enforceable in TX?

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. J. Brantley Durrett III
    1 lawyer answer

    Most likely, the answer is no. What you have described is a custom or course of dealing between the parties. Absent other facts, the mere custom or history of temporarily leasing a property during fireworks season (approximately 2 weeks) every 6 months for 4 years is not going to create a legal obligation on the owner to provide any notice to the lessee or to continue leasing the property to the lessee.

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  4. Auto accident injury

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Kelly W. Case
    2. J. Brantley Durrett III
    3. David Justin Brauns
    4. Steven L Shaw
    4 lawyer answers

    In addition to the other answers, most lawyers typically research commercially reported jury verdict and settlement reports in an attempt to find similar cases with similar injuries and prognosis to attempt to determine an anticipated value of the case. Not a science and not always accurate information is available for analysis. However, a lawyer combining this with the case facts as stated and the law can reasonable approximate an acceptable settlement value for your injuries.

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  5. Do I need a real estate or an insurance lawyer???

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Edgardo Rafael Baez
    2. J. Brantley Durrett III
    2 lawyer answers

    Your question is actually more complex because the defendant is a governmental entitiy and there are special rules that apply to claims against governmental entities. However, until proven otherwise - (by statute or ordinance), you should be able to recover the fair market value of your personal belongings and furniture. If there is no market value, then you can claim the intrinsic value of the belongings and furniture to you - which is usually replacement cost. There may be other elements of...

  6. Car Accident Liability

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Kristopher Shane Barber
    2. J. Brantley Durrett III
    2 lawyer answers

    When dealing with insurance companies, it always best to put all possible carriers on notice of a potential claim as soon as possible. The carriers will determine whether one or both are responsible for the indemnity. However, failure to timely notify the carrier could result in a denial of the claim.

  7. Car crash with cop: Sue or not?

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Richard Emory Mcgary
    2. J. Brantley Durrett III
    2 lawyer answers

    For quickest results, submit your claim for payment under your own collision coverage. If you do not have collision coverage, check with an attorney to determine the applicable period of limitations against the city. Some periods of limitation in Texas run rather quickly, i.e. 90 days, 6 months, 1 year. Continue to actively monitor your cliam wiht the city.

  8. Insurance coverage on stolen motorcycle

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. J. Brantley Durrett III
    1 lawyer answer

    Generally, there is no coverage absent other circumstances. A insurance company is not liabile for the loss of a motorcycle, they did not know about, nor agreed to cover. Unless, you have some sort of written or oral representation from an authorized representative that the carrier agreed to provide insurance coverage for the motorcycle, the insurance carrier will not be held liable for your loss. Having a policy with the carrier does not obligate the carrier to insurance all of your vehicles,...

  9. Insurance settlement - storm damage

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. J. Brantley Durrett III
    2. Steven Wayne Murray
    2 lawyer answers

    From your question, it appears that your commercial property insurance policy may not have ordinance or law coverage. Most standard commercial insurance policies do not have ordinance or law coverage included as part of the basic policy. It is usually sold as an endorsement at an additional premium. You should consult with a reputable attorney in your home state. It is possible that the agent or broker could be liable to you for failing to recommend that you consider the purchase ordiance or...

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  10. Can city government prevent me from cutting down a tree on my own property

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. J. Brantley Durrett III
    2. Erik Glen Swanson
    2 lawyer answers

    Very interesting question. I do not feel that a Yes or No answer is sufficient because the answer will depend upon changing cirumstances. Your real issue is whether you will be found liable for not taking an action that you are legally prevented from taking. The short answer would be No - you are not liable for failing to take an action (tree trimming) that you are legally prevcented from taking (ordinance) and that occurs after an act of God (storm). However, this may change based on the...

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