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Social Security Disability benefits are often vital to the financial health of those with severe disabilities. Delays in benefit payments or in the application process can be a big problem for recipients and applicants alike. It is reasonable to wonder…

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Auto Insurance Companies Offering Refunds During COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is an economic crisis as well as a public health crisis. As people are unable to work or have been laid off, some companies have stepped up to help. Several large auto insurance companies have decided to offer refunds to their customers.…

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Small Businesses Taking Legal Action Against Insurers for COVID-19 Losses

Small businesses losing lots of money during the coronavirus shutdown may expect insurance to cover their losses. Unfortunately, many insurers are denying COVID-19-related claims, leaving small businesses to fend for themselves. Several Pittsburgh restaurants…

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COVID-19 May be Covered by the Workers’ Compensation System

While many of us are either working from home or unemployed because of the COVID-19 outbreak, essential workers are still going to work and putting themselves at higher risk for contracting the coronavirus. While some may be unsure if this illness is…

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Federal Judge Blocks Appeal Nixing Household Vehicle Exclusions

Allstate Fire & Casualty Insurance will need to wait to appeal a federal judge’s decision’s after an interpretation of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s 2019 ruling in Gallagher v. Geico invalidated the household vehicle exclusion in most motor vehicle…

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Who Do You Want to be June 1?

My own journal entry was staring back at me. I was contemplating my answer amid what has been a tough couple weeks, coming to grips with this new reality we are going to be navigating for the foreseeable future. The short-term implications are painful…

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When Could a Pedestrian Potentially be Liable for a Car Accident?

Pedestrians are often not the ones at fault for a crash with a car. However, there can be exceptions to this general rule. Below, learn more about some of those exceptions, along with the obligations of pedestrians under Pennsylvania law. Duty of Care…

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As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout Pennsylvania, many healthcare workers, including doctors, nurses, medical assistants, and emergency medical technicians, find themselves risking exposure every day when they go to work.  Ideally, the Pennsylvania…

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Latest Publication Recognizes Leaders in the Legal Profession in Pennsylvania

Our firm is proud to announce that six lawyers at Schmidt Kramer were chosen for the 2020 Edition of Pennsylvania’s Best Lawyers for their leadership in the legal field. The publication includes the following Harrisburg attorneys: Scott B. Cooper…

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Can You File a Business Interruption Claim Over the Coronavirus?

We are in an unprecedented situation with the coronavirus pandemic. Entire sectors of the economy are either shut down or seeing a tremendous decline in business. Companies large and small are losing a lot of money and some may not be able to stay in…

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