J. Brantley Durrett III’s Answers

J. Brantley Durrett III

Houston Insurance Law Lawyer.

Contributor Level 9
  1. Contract

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. J. Brantley Durrett III
    1 lawyer answer

    You need to hire a lawyer to represent you, but generally you will not be responsible for the contract in most states. There are alot of potential legal theories that coulld assist you in getting out of the contract. A few are: failure of consideration, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, violation of expressed and implied warranties, and violation of consumer protection statues. Since I do not practice in Washington, I can not help you with regard to Washington law, but in most states you...

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer

  2. Hosptial and insurance company billing for services not performed

    Answered over 6 years ago.

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

    Simply show the hospital the EOBs and ask for an explanation and an appropriate refund. Also write a letter to your carrier alerting them to the problem and their failure to identify it in their review..Hospital billing is notoriously inaccurate. When my daughter was born, the hospital billed me for a circumcision!! Talk about medical malpractice....

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer

  3. Car accident while test driving

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Keith Robert Taylor
    2. J. Brantley Durrett III
    2 lawyer answers

    First, you need to return the car to the dealership and advise them of the accident. Before you do, I would consult with a knowledgeable consumer lawyer in Washington. To determine your legal rights more information is needed. Specifically, what was the agreement regarding the car at the time you left with it? Who owned the car? Whose obligation was it to procure insurance? When the dealer said he would arrange for everything himself - what does that mean? Does that mean he would arrange...

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer

  4. Total loss automobile

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Gregory Scott Hoover
    2. Joseph Isaac Lipsky
    3. J. Brantley Durrett III
    5 lawyer answers

    In most jurisdictions, a prevailing plaintiff can recover the market value of a car generally defined as the difference in market value immediately before and after the occurrence at the date, time and location of the occurrence. Depending on jurisdiction, the ultimate recovery can be reduced or barred based upon the plaintiff's negligence, if any. Defnese insurers are generally obligated to satisfy any judgment against its insured within policy limits. If you feel the offer is unfair, you...

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer

  5. Accident

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. J. Brantley Durrett III
    2. Glenn Jay Holzberg
    3. Thomas William James
    3 lawyer answers

    You seem to be asking if the offer is a good offer. Only you and your lawyer can answer that question. The first part of the process is to determine if you will need any additional medical care. If your injuries are fully healed, then after paying the medical bills how much money will you put in your pocket? If the amount is satisfactory accept the settlement. I view trials as a risky process. Unfortuantely, if you have lost faith in your lawyer arrange an appointment with another lawyer...

    1 person marked this answer as helpful

  6. Business (partnership) bank accounts

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. J. Brantley Durrett III
    1 lawyer answer

    Depends on the bank and the type of business entity. Large national banks generally require more documentation than small banks. Furthermore, most bank have stock forms they insist companies complete regarding the passising of resolutions authorizing the opening of a banking account for corporations, limited liability compnaies and limited partnerships and the authorized individuals allowed to sign on the account.

  7. Didn't want to go through insurance

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. J. Brantley Durrett III
    1 lawyer answer

    In Texas, the law requires people involved in an accident to file a police report within 10 days of the accident with the Department of Public Safety. First, I would file a police report regarding the accident. Second, I would insist that the person pay the body shop, in full, prior to repairs. If he will not, then I would file a claim with his insurance carrier and your own insurance carrier - provided, you have uninsured motorist coverage. The body shop has really nothing to lose. In most...