Craig Rosenbaum | April 14, 2016 | Car Accidents
People generally do not associate driving while taking drugs as the same caliber of illegal as drunk driving. It most assuredly is very illegal. Drugged driving does not benefit from the clear instructions for drunk driving, specifically the 0.08 blood alcohol test ? but that does not make it any less dangerous. Driving while under the influence of drugs is a growing problem and this article will address some of those dangers and how they may affect you.
The problem with drugged driving is that there are so many different types of drugs that affect people in a nearly infinite number of different ways. This means that it is difficult for people to tell when their judgment is impaired and it is unsafe to drive, or if a drug will have a delayed effect or an effect at all. Prescriptions, pain killers, mood altering drugs, over the counter medicine, recreational drugs and illegal drugs all combine to create a complicated cocktail that is hard to regulate and harder to interpret.
Drugs affect different people in different ways. Sometimes a person is left mildly hungry after smoking some marijuana while other people are completely paranoid. Additionally, the effect of specific types of drugs can change from use to use ? so regular users may not even know how a particular drug could affect them. This does not take into account the vast numbers of legal drugs that can cause people to become sleep or lethargic upon use, which all affect their ability to drive.
If you were injured a car wreck due to the actions of a drugged driver, then you may want to speak to an attorney. Driving while under the influence of drugs is an illegal activity and you should not have to pay for your medical bills because of the reckless actions of another. A car accident lawyer can help you get the compensation you need to pay for those bills and other expenses as you focus on getting your life back on track.