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PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS BLOG

Have questions about business interruption insurance claims? Watch this free webinar presented by a group of Pennsylvania attorneys, including Schmidt Kramer partner Scott Cooper. The attorneys discuss what has been happening with these claims over the…

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Celebrating 40 Years of Helping Personal Injury Victims

We are pleased to announce that on this date in 1980, Charles E. Schmidt, Jr. founded The Law Offices of Charles E. Schmidt Jr, which would later become Schmidt Kramer. Since that time, Chuck has overseen the growth of the firm from a single member to…

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Challenging the Denial of Your Car Accident Insurance Claim

Auto insurance companies have become very creative with their advertising. These companies are trying to build trust with policyholders and convince them insurers are on their side when victims need them. However, it is very important to remember insurance…

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Attorneys Push for Quick Ruling on Business Interruption Insurance for COVID-19

A group of attorneys has filed a petition with Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court asking for the justices to use their King’s Bench powers to get involved in a dispute between a Pittsburgh restaurant owner and his insurance company over a business interruption…

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Scott Cooper Representing Salon Over Denied Business Interruption Insurance Claim

Obtaining compensation from a business interruption insurance policy over losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic may be a challenge. The owner of Fringe Hair and Nail Salon, Ashley Kissel, is being represented by Schmidt Kramer partner Scott Cooper in…

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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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