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Robert A. Kraft

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  • My dad was involved in a major motorcycle accident causing amputation and other injuries. I need a lawyer with SSI, DARS exp. et

    Please send emails to amberbreann@gmail.com if you can help.

    Robert’s Answer

    I'm sorry to learn of your father's injuries. My law firm handles both personal injury claims and Social Security disability claims. We'll be glad to try to help your father. Our contact information is at http://www.KraftLaw.com.

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  • Can you be sighted with a traffic violation when being rear-ended? We used are right turn signal and break lights work??

    My fiance and I were several cars back at a main intersection, waiting for the light to turn GREEN. When the light changed we slowly, one by one pulled up near the intersection, (us being in the far RIGHT lane, goes straight OR turns right) we had...

    Robert’s Answer

    You have not told us exactly what your fiancee was cited for. As you describe the incident, it seems you did nothing wrong. What do the police allege your error to be?

    I recommend you contact a local lawyer as soon as possible, and contest this charge before any deadlines pass.

    Good luck to you!

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  • Got hurt helping a friend cut down a tree on his property, will his homeowners insurance company pay for damages?

    I was invited to a friends house. When i got there he was doing yard work and asked if i wanted to help out. He had a dead tree in his front yard, he went and rented the chainsaw came back and asked me to cut the tree down. I had never cut a tree ...

    Robert’s Answer

    You have a complicated fact situation and serious injuries. You need to consult with an experienced local personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the harder it will be to investigate the claim.

    The homeowners insurance may try to pay you only the "med pay" section of the policy, which will probably be just a few thousand dollars. Don't accept this, don't sign any papers, and don't give any recorded statements until you speak with a lawyer.

    Good luck to you!

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  • I recently received 100% disability from the VA. Does that qualify me for Social Security disability?

    Since my disability is related to service in Vietnam and was granted by the VA last month, does my condition of prostate cancer and follow-up treatments qualify me for Social Security disability?

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    Congratulations on getting your VA disability. Unfortunately, there is no connection between the VA and the Social Security Administration. However, the medical facts that enabled you to receive your VA disability will probably be very convincing to the decision-makers at the Social Security Administration.

    Good luck to you!

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  • We maybe facing a lawsuit for personal injury, can they take our home, cars, and personal items?

    Our daughter was involved in a vehicle accident which caused personal injury to the other driver here in Texas. Our insurance company informed us that the claim exceeds our 100,000 limit and we can be sued for the excess. If we don't have the fi...

    Robert’s Answer

    Setting aside the questions relating to your actual responsibility for your daughter's actions, in Texas you cannot lose your home or car or have your wages garnished as a result of a judgement in a car wreck case. There are assets that you can lose, such as a second home, a boat, etc.

    You should consult with a lawyer familiar with Texas law to get a more complete answer. Good luck to you!

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  • After the Insurance payout I still owe on Auto Loan. The Insurance gave me the selling value and I have no GAP insurance.

    So as you gathered I was in a car accident that wasn't my fault. The insurance gave me 3700 and I owe 4500 on the loan. I have no GAP, can I sue the woman who hit me for the difference?

    Robert’s Answer

    As a general rule you would only be entitled to recover the fair market value of your vehicle, regardless of the amount left on the loan. If you believe your car was worth more than $3700 you might have a claim, although you may have signed a release when you accepted that amount.

    I recommend you discuss this with a local lawyer. Good luck to you!

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  • What do I need to be asking of the adjuster and what should I expect in dealing with my case?

    I had a car accident with a man this past September, he is completely at fault. The accident was a hit and run where he was placed in jail and citated and I received no citations. My truck was totalled and my injuries consist of fractured ribs and...

    Robert’s Answer

    You should contact a local lawyer to get proper advice, but in the meantime you can request a book from our firm, Seven Fatal Mistakes Texas Accident Victims Make. This will answer many of your questions. Please visit our Web site at http://www.KraftLaw.com for more information. There is no charge for this book.

    Robert A. Kraft

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  • I was in a car accident, but i didn;t have insurance on that car. will i need to get a lawyer.

    i was driving north the other car south,the light turned yellow i drove thru the light the other car was making a left turn, when he ran in to me. i told the officer that my light yellow when i cross over, but he said that he had the green arrow t...

    Robert’s Answer

    I am not licensed in Ohio, but I believe you should talk with a lawyer as soon as possible. The sooner you talk with a lawyer, the sooner he or she can begin to investigate the circumstances of the collision — for instance taking photos before the scene changes in some way.

    If the other driver did have a left turn arrow, then you must have had a red light, unless the traffic lights are defective. However, just because a person has a green light does not give them the right to drive into another vehicle already in the intersection.

    Your situation may not be quite as simple as you think.

    Good luck to you!

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  • Information needed about a car accident involving my parked car

    While my car was parked at the apartment complex where I live, a drunk driver crashed into the vehicle which was parked 2 cars away from mine. The 2 cars were pushed into mine causing front end and axle damage. I called the police who showed up ab...

    Robert’s Answer

    Unfortunately, the insurance company will not be bound by the "Cash for Clunkers" value of your car. They will go by the "Blue Book" value, which almost always is less than the vehicle owner thinks the car is worth. You can check your vehicle's value at http://www.edmunds.com or http://www.nadaguides.com.

    Good luck to you!

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  • I was involved in an accident were the other driver darted out of a parking we collided side ways i was going straight

    I was going straight a train had just passed traffic was moving slow the other driver darted out of a parking lot on my left collided sideways my left side hit her right tail light only not rear ended she has lied to insurance co she also was cite...

    Robert’s Answer

    You need to discuss this with a local personal injury lawyer. If I understand your fact situation, you were on a street and were backed into by a car exiting a parking lot. Cars leaving parking lots have a duty to stop before entering a street, and a duty to make sure the path is clear for them to exit the parking lot. If that description is correct, there is no reason for the other driver's insurance company to believe you were at fault.

    Good luck to you!

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