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:
Learn more about drugged driving by visiting the website for the National
Institute on Drug Abuse
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!