Driving Under the Influence of Drugs
Although most people immediately think of alcohol when they think of impaired driving, drivers who abuse drugs are also responsible for a large number of injuries and fatalities. If you or someone you love has been seriously harmed by an intoxicated driver, you are allowed to seek compensation to reflect the true impact of their actions on your life.
Drugs can greatly affect a person’s ability to control his or her vehicle, even many hours after last taking the drug. Psychedelics like LSD and dissociative drugs like dextromethorphan (DXM) can completely detach the driver from reality for hours. Many people abuse prescription painkillers, sleep aids, and stimulants to become intoxicated, and the effects of these drugs can be just as disabling as illegal drugs.
Regardless of the cause of the intoxication, driving under the influence of any substance that limits your ability to drive is illegal. Although the legal penalties for intoxicated driving are great, they are nothing compared to the impact of a serious injury or the loss of a loved one.
After a collision, the insurance settlement and you may receive may not be enough to pay for your expenses. You have the right to seek more compensation to truly reflect the impact of the other person’s actions on your life.
You should not have to suffer the consequences of someone else’s profoundly reckless, life-threatening decision. To discuss your case with a compassionate Clarksburg car accident lawyer, contact the Law Offices of David W. Frame today at 800-352-9460.