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Drugged Driving Crashes in Atlanta

Drugged Driving Crashes in Atlanta

Posted By The Weinstein Firm, LLC || 9-Aug-2016

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every day 28 people in the U.S. die in car crashes involving an impaired driver. Many people are familiar with the various campaigns imploring teen and adult drivers not to drink and drive, but there are not many circulating about drugged driving.

In 2014 over 10 million people reported taking illicit drugs and driving while under the influence. Driving under the influence of drugs is extremely dangerous as drugs affect the brain in various ways.

If you were injured in a crash that was caused by a drugged driver, it is highly likely that driver was arrested and charged with DUI. Justice will be served to them through the criminal justice system, but that does not mean you are unable to file a claim for compensation, even if they’re behind bars.

Many people think prescription medications are excluded from being dangerous while driving, but this simply is not the case. Driving while under the influence of a medication that can directly affect your decision-making and response time is extremely dangerous and reckless. If you are currently taking one or a mixture of the below prescription drugs, and your medical doctor advised you not to drive while taking this drug, driving while on the below substances could put you in danger of DUI arrest. Drugs linked to drugged driving, include:

  • Xanax
  • Vicodin
  • Valium
  • Ambien
  • Marijuana

Learn more about drugged driving by visiting the website for the National Institute on Drug Abuse here.

Even if the at-fault driver was charged DWI, you could still file a claim to help pay for your medical bills, property damage, loss of income and more.

To learn more about filing a claim for compensation in a DWI accident, contact an Atlanta auto accident lawyer at The Weinstein Firm, LLC!

Categories: Auto Accidents