Drug Use and Driving
When people hear DUI, in most cases they immediately think of drunk drivers. In reality, drunk drivers are just one group that makes up DUI arrests. Often times, drivers receive DUIs when they are under the influence of drugs, which includes prescription drugs, over the counter drugs, and illegal drugs that impair judgment. Drivers impaired by drugs cause numerous accidents every year that result in severe injury and death.
Using drugs and driving is a serious offense that may have grave consequences. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident caused by a driver impaired by drug use, call the Milwaukee car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 for more information about what you may be entitled to.
Effects of Drug Use on Driving
Different drugs affect people in different ways, and each can seriously impair a person’s ability to safely operate an automobile. Some of the common effects of driving under the influence of drugs are:
- Reduced reaction time
- Impaired eyesight
- Physical impairment
- Irrational behavior
Those that drive under the influence of drugs put fellow motorists in danger. Causing harm due to their impairment is unacceptable, and those who injure others in car accidents while under the influence of drugs should be held accountable.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident in which the other driver was under the influence of drugs, contact the Milwaukee car accident attorney of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874. You may be entitled to compensation for medical costs, lost wages, and more.