There are many misconceptions when it comes to the personal injury process, especially as it relates to motorcycle accidents. The following are three common myths about motorcycle accidents.
1. Single-vehicle crashes are always the fault of the motorcyclist.
When a motorcyclist crashes and no other vehicles are involved, you may assume that the motorcyclist was intoxicated, being reckless, or engaging in some other type of dangerous behavior. This is often not the case, however, as other factors can cause a crash. For example, if a part on the motorcycle is defective and suddenly malfunctions, the motorcyclist may lose his or her ability to brake or steer. In addition, road hazards, such as potholes, can cause a motorcyclist to lose control and crash.