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Insurance Disputes


By way of example, disputes with insurance companies can arise in the following circumstances:

  • Virtually all claims for personal injuries or property damage caused by another’s carelessness are resisted by an insurance company providing coverage for the wrongdoer;
  • Your own auto insurance policy provides protection to you with respect to claims against you by other injured persons, but also provides coverage for your own medical expenses arising out of a motor vehicle accident, wage loss protection, additional coverage for your personal injuries caused by underinsured or uninsured motorists, and property damage coverage for your vehicle;
  • Your homeowner’s insurance policy provides coverage for liability claims against you (non-auto); it also provides coverage for your losses from theft, fire, and many other causes;
  • Your medical insurance pays your medical expenses subject to various deductions, co-pays, limits, etc.;
  • Life insurance and disability insurance

Clifford A. RiedersInsurance companies love to collect your premiums, and compete vigorously for your premium dollars emphasizing that you will be in “good hands,” not to mention that they are “like a good neighbor.” The unfortunate reality, however, is that, while insurance companies love to collect your money, they will resist paying up on your claim if there is any question at all about the validity of your claim or the appropriate amount to be paid.

We Can Explain Complex Policies and Fight for Your Fair Treatment

Whether an insurance company is required to honor a claim, and in what amount, is controlled by very complex legal documents – – insurance policies – -which no lay person can possibly understand. With respect to any insurance dispute, the insurance company utilizes adjusters and claims personnel trained by the insurance company and, if the dispute proceeds to a court action, lawyers specializing in defending insurance companies.
If you have a dispute with an insurance company, it is imperative that you have on your side a Williamsport insurance disputes attorney who is very experienced in handling insurance company disputes and who will vigorously represent your interests. Every day, the lawyers at Rieders, Travis, Dohrmann, Mowrey, Humphrey & Waters deal with the disputes of their clients with insurance companies and apply their experience and expertise in this important and complex area of the law.

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Attorney Cliff Rieders

Attorney Cliff RiedersCliff Rieders is a Nationally Board Certified Trial Lawyer practicing personal injury law. A large part of his practice involves multi-district litigation, including cases related to pharmaceuticals, vitamin supplements and medical devices. He is admitted in several state and federal courts, as well as the Supreme Court of the United States. Rieders is the past regional president of the Federal Bar Association and is a life member of the distinguished American Law Institute, which promulgates proposed rules adopted by many state courts. He is a past president of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, formerly Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. As a founder of the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority, he served on the Board for 15 years.

Not only has Rieders held many highly esteemed, leadership positions, he authored legislation related to the Patient Safety Authority and the Mcare Act, which governs medical and hospital liability actions in Pennsylvania. He authored texts upon which both practitioners and judges rely, including Pennsylvania Malpractice Laws and Forms, and Financial Responsibility Law Issues in Pennsylvania, the latter governing auto and truck collisions in Pennsylvania. In addition, he wrote several books on the practice of law in Pennsylvania regarding wrongful death and survivor actions, insurance bad faith, legal malpractice claims and worker rights, among others. Rieders also serves as a resource to practitioners as a regular speaker for Celesq, an arm of the world’s largest legal publisher, Thomson Reuters West Publishing.

As recognition of his wide range of contribution to his profession and of his dedication to protecting the rights of his clients, he received numerous awards, among them the George F. Douglas Amicus Curiae Award, the Milton D. Rosenberg Award, the B’nai B’rith Justice Award, and awards of recognition from the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers. [ Attorney Bio ]