Scherline & Associates - Allentown personal injury attorneys

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PLEASE NOTE: As of Monday 6/29/20. Our office will be open. We are giving our clients a choice to come to our office by appointment only or the ability to meet with us via telephone or video conferencing. Please call our office at (610) 437-1100 to discuss your options or fill out our online case evaluation form. If you come to our office for a scheduled appointment, please wait in your vehicle and call us at (610) 437-1100 upon your arrival. You will be asked a series of questions recommended by the Centers For Disease Control (CDC) before being permitted to come into the office. This is for the safety of you and our staff. We will make every effort to minimize the wait time in your vehicle and will be scheduling appointments so you are timely and promptly seen. Unfortunately, at this time we cannot guarantee that “walk-in“ clients without an appointment will be able to be seen by an attorney or staff member. For this reason, scheduled appointments are highly recommended and encouraged. Thank you for your understanding in these continued unprecedented times. The staff and attorneys at Scherline & Associates thank you for your understanding and look forward to helping you.

Regardless of why you choose to walk at night, we want to remind you of how to avoid pedestrian accidents. Even though many of the things we will discuss are common nature, we all sometimes give in to complacency. If you have always walked in the dark and have never experienced an incident, you may be especially prone to complacency, and that can be a recipe for disaster.

Unfortunately, we see far too many pedestrian-involved motor vehicle accidents. In most of these cases, the person on foot proves to be a poor match for a vehicle weighing thousands of pounds. The injuries these victims suffer are often catastrophic, taking them away from work and denying them the small and large pleasures they once took for granted.

As injury attorneys, we aid victims by fighting insurance companies for the maximum amount of compensation you are due. In cases involving a negligent or reckless driver, we also help by guiding victims through motor vehicle accident claims. However, we feel that the best way to help all residents of Allentown is by offering a few safety tips for walking in the dark.

  • Choose well-lit areas so that you can identify approaching vehicles
  • Wear reflective gear so that motorists can see you
  • Avoid cellphones and other distractions while walking
  • Walk on sidewalks whenever possible
  • Only cross roadways at intersections and inside crosswalks if possible
  • Always keep an eye on the traffic patterns
  • Never assume your path is clear, use your eyes and ears to make certain

Please visit our Pennsylvania-based firm’s website if you need more specific information about motor vehicle accident claims.