A victims rights lawyer can help people who have been affected by an accident caused by a driver who was under the influence of drugs.
Any kind of drug – prescription medication, over-the-counter medicine or street drugs – can lead to a reduction in ability to drive by reducing judgment and reaction time. It can affect other important abilities that are needed to drive safely. No one forces a person to get behind the wheel under the influence of drugs. A victims rights lawyer will tell you that approximately 10.1 million accidents between 2006 and 2009 were due to drug use.
Even though prescription drugs can be used legally by responsible citizens, many prescription drugs can affect a person’s ability to drive. These drugs can include cough medicines, allergy medications, blood pressure pills, and many others.
While the political climate is changing to allow the use of marijuana, the plant itself is still an intoxicant that can negatively affect the ability to drive safely. The second highest number of fatal motor vehicle crashes with people under the influence involves marijuana. The highest is alcohol.
If you have been injured or a loved one was killed in a crash involving a person who was under the influence of drugs, contact victims rights lawyer Michael L. Fell at (949) 585-9055 today.