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Category: Motorcycle collision

West Virginia Motorcycle Laws

Posted in Motorcycle collision on October 31, 2022

Learning the law is a must before you ride a motorcycle in West Virginia. Knowing the rules of the road as they apply specifically to motorcyclists will not only keep you on the right side of the law, but also protect you from potential liability in the event of a collision. The more you know… read more

What Road Hazards Are Unique to Motorcycle Riders?

Posted in Motorcycle collision on October 14, 2022

Road hazards often play a role in motorcycle accidents. Motorcycles are small and lightweight – more easily thrown off balance than passenger vehicles. Hazards that may have little effect on a car can lead to serious and debilitating injuries to a motorcycle rider. Motorcycle riders in West Virginia can help protect themselves from road hazards… read more

Do Motorcycles Need Turn Signals in West Virginia?

Posted in Motorcycle collision on September 30, 2022

Yes. All motorcycles that were manufactured after January 1, 1973, must have operating turn signals. The legal team at the Manchin Injury Law Group is supportive of the bikers in West Virginia, both residents and visitors. We support their right to ride the roads, and we are here when those rights are compromised and when… read more

Is it Safe to Ride a Motorcycle in the Winter?

Posted in blog,Injuries,Motorcycle collision,Personal injury,Safety Tips,Uncategorized on December 1, 2021

While many motorcyclists enjoy riding during the spring, summer, and fall months, others prefer to continue riding throughout the winter. It is no surprise that the weather in West Virginia can be very unpredictable, especially during the winter, so it is imperative to take the necessary precautions to keep yourself and other drivers safe. Winter… read more

7 Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Posted in Motorcycle collision on January 21, 2021

With over 37 years of experience as motorcycle accident attorneys in West Virginia, we appreciate the many challenges and dangers motorcycle riders face while on the road. Because riders have no protective structures to their bikes, they are more likely to suffer severe or fatal injuries when involved in a collision. According to the National Highway Traffic… read more

Motorcycle Safety Tips

Posted in Motorcycle collision on January 19, 2021

Operating a motorcycle takes different skills than driving a car. However, laws of the road apply to every driver just the same. A combination of consistent education, regard for traffic laws, and basic common sense can go a long way in helping reduce the number of fatalities involved in motorcycle accidents every year. It’s essential… read more

Motorcycle Safety

Posted in Motorcycle collision on August 2, 2018

Motorcyclists have the same responsibilities as other drivers on the road. Because they can be hard to see, it’s best to take extra precautions when riding a motorcycle. Here are 10 tips for new riders. Tip #1 – Don’t buy a larger bike than you can handle. When shopping for a bike, make sure it’s… read more

Lookout for Motorcycles on the Roadway

Posted in Motorcycle collision on July 6, 2018

With summer in full swing, more motorcyclists are hitting the open road to enjoy the weather.  On average, nearly 88,000 bikers are injured in  collisions with a passenger vehicle simply because the driver of the passenger vehicle didn’t see the motorcyclist. Motorcycles are the smallest vehicles on the road and sometimes seem to come out… read more

Helmets Linked to Lower Risk of Cervical Spine Injuries

Posted in Motorcycle collision on June 11, 2018

Researchers in Wisconsin found that wearing a helmet in a motorcycle crash lowers the risk of cervical spine injury (CSI). Helmet requirements vary in different parts of the world. For example, in the United States, some states do not require helmet use. In Europe, you are required to wear a helmet when riding a motorcycle…. read more

How to Deal with Road Rage Situations

Posted in Car accident,Motorcycle collision,Safety Tips,Trucking accident,Uncategorized on May 23, 2018

Ideally, you’d never have to think about road rage while driving around in West Virginia. Drivers have a duty to keep their cool and operate their vehicles safely at all times – even when they’re feeling angry or upset. Unfortunately, not all drivers can control their emotions behind the wheel. You might be one of… read more