When an accident involving a motorcycle happens, it’s often a knee-jerk reaction to blame the motorcyclist. We assume they had to be speeding, weaving, or otherwise operating unsafely. Many motorists simply assume that a motorcycle is inherently dangerous, and the rider simply has to be at fault. This is not true.
In the first few moments after any kind of accident — bicycle, car, or motorcycle — things can be best described as “chaotic.” There’s a lot going on and having just been in an accident, there’s some sensory overload. It’s easy to forget things, and these are usually what gets lost in the mix.