Annually, millions of drivers and passengers across the U.S. are injured and killed in motor vehicle accidents. With June being officially named National Safety Month, this month provides a great opportunity to discuss and raise awareness about some of the top dangers that drivers in the Fairmont area may face while driving on area roads and highways.

Top Four Safety Threats Drivers Face

  1. Distracted drivers – From cellphones and GPS devices to passengers and pets, drivers often have a number of priorities competing for their attention. Government statistics indicate that during 2014 alone more than 430,000 people were injured and 3,100 killed due to distracted driving, however, the actual numbers are likely much higher.
  2. Aggressive drivers – Speeding, tailgating and weaving in and out of traffic lanes are all examples of aggressive driving behaviors which frequently cause and contribute to traffic accidents.
  3. Drunk drivers – An analysis of national traffic accident data from 2009 to 2013 revealed that more people die in highway accidents involving driving on the wrong side of the road in West Virginia than in any other state. This and other dangerous driving behaviors are frequently committed by drivers who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  4. Drowsy drivers – Tired drivers are more likely to commit driving errors that can have serious and deadly consequences. What’s more, unlike a Breathalyzer test, there is no way to definitively determine when a driver is too tired to safely operate a motor vehicle. From drifting across the center line to blowing through a stop sign, drowsy drivers are dangerous drivers.

Awareness and Vigilance Can Prevent Traffic Accidents

While it’s impossible to control the choices that other drivers make, being aware of these dangerous driving behaviors may help you avoid being involved in a serious traffic accident. Additionally, understanding the severe consequences of these types of dangerous driving behaviors may prompt you to examine and change some of your own driving behaviors.

Attorney Timothy Manchin established the Manchin Injury Law Group in 2011 after his law partner of more than 25 years became a West Virginia circuit court judge. His focus is on helping individual clients and entire families victimized by negligent acts.

  • Taylor Downs was easy to talk to (I do not speak the legal language well!) and was very upfront and honest about the entire process of my case. He kept me updated as the case progressed, and answered my relentless questions. The end result was a favorable settlement that I’m not sure could have been any better with anyone else. In short, go see Taylor if you have a case. Don’t be intimidated to go seek his help, he won’t blow your brains out with “legal speak”.


  • Being referred to Taylor was the best thing I could have asked for. Taylor and staff are very easy to talk to. I would highly recommend them to anyone.


  • If I ever have to go through it again I would definetly call Taylor right away. The group was so helpful through my situation and handled everything that needed to be done. They made a stressful situation a stress free situation. With Taylor you dont have to worry about one thing. Definietly would recomend to anyone.

    - TAYLOR G.

  • Efficient, knowledgeable, and friendly.


  • Taylor and Tim helped make a difficult moment in life, a little more bearable. Easy to communicate with and informative. I will absolutely recommend them to everyone.


  • Manchin Injury Law Group, Took care of me when I got into a car accident while I was pregnant. Very scary moment for a first time mom but thankfully Manchin Injury Law Group had my back and treated me great. They made me feel as if I was part of their family. My son is now 7 Months Old and very happy and healthy. I’m very thankful for them for helping me through everything and getting me what we deserved. I 100% would recommend them to anyone. If I ever have an accident again they will be my number 1 phone call!


  • The support given helped me to feel like I was included in my personal injury case every step of the way. I was informed about the entire process throughout. It was amazing how quick the turn around time was and I would definitely recommend Attorney Timothy J. Manchin to anyone!


  • Taylor and Kelly worked hard on my case so I didn’t have to. Thanks guys!


  • Excellent experience dealing with Manchin Injury Law. They were very responsive, professional and easy to talk to. I did my homework before I hired a lawyer after my accident and I am so glad I found Manchin Injury Law Group. If you are injured, give them a call!


  • Taylor and Tim helped make a difficult moment in life, a little more bearable. Easy to communicate with and informative. I will absolutely recommend them to everyone.


  • Kelly and Taylor did all the hard work so that I didn’t have to. They both cared about my circumstance and got me a nice settlement. Taylor knows what he is doing and I felt comfortable with my case in his hands.


  • Great lawyers. They helped me with a West Virginia case.


  • Such a great experience with Taylor and this firm. Thankful for their diligence and their work on our case. Thank you to all!


  • Had a easy and smooth experience with a great attorney so when you go there make sure you ask for Taylor.


  • My experience at the Manchin Injury Law Group was extremely positive, and I would recommend them to anyone who needs a compassionate and experienced lawyer on their side.


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