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 of nowhere if you aren’t paying attention to your surroundings.

Check your surroundings before making a turn

The majority of motorcycle crashes occur when a driver turns into a motorcycle during a left-hand turn. When making a turn, pay attention to the gaps between cars and trucks to make sure there isn’t an out of site motorcycle in between. If you aren’t 100% sure, it’s best to wait until the road is clear.

Watch for motorcyclists riding between lanes

This is referred to as lane splitting. Currently, the only state that allows lane splitting legally is California. However, just because it’s illegal, doesn’t mean riders won’t do it..

Always check your blind spots

Because of their size, motorcycles easily fit into drivers’ blind spots. Check your mirrors before merging or changing lanes, and also check over your shoulder just in case.

Allow plenty of room

If traffic patterns suddenly change, or if a driver pulls out in front of a motorcycle, the motorcyclist may need to swerve in order to avoid a collision. Be sure to allow extra room so they can maneuver. If stopped in traffic behind a motorcycle, leave extra space between your vehicle and the motorcycle. This gives you the slight chance to steer away from the motorcyclist in the event you are rear-ended.

Crashes involving motorcycles are very serious and oftentimes leave victims with large medical expenses and life-changing injuries. The Manchin Injury Law Group has been representing motorcycle crash victims for over thirty-five years.

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”.


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    - 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!


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  • 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.


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  • 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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