If you have been injured in a car accident caused by someone under the influence of drugs, you are not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, car accidents due to drugs factor in about 18% of all motor vehicle driver fatalities in the US.
Marijuana and cocaine are often used in conjunction with alcohol, and they can significantly lead to driver impairment that causes car accidents. However, it’s not only illegal drugs that can result in car accidents. Over-the-counter and prescription medications can also affect the driver’s capability to drive safely. Driving under the influence of their illegal or legal substance is viewed as negligence when it causes an accident.
If you or a loved one has sustained injuries due to someone else’s reckless decision to drive while inebriated, you might be entitled to compensation. Before speaking with an insurance adjuster or signing anything, you should obtain legal advice as soon as possible. An experienced Houston Car Accident Attorney will investigate your case and counsel you on the appropriate legal measures. Contact Husain Law & Associates, P.C., today at 713-987-7126.
According to the National Institute on Substance Abuse, driving when under the influence of any psychoactive, or mind-altering, the drug is dangerous — and illegal — and poses a significant risk to drivers, passengers, and other vehicles on the road.
According to institute research, while different medications have different effects on the brain, they all impair the faculties required to operate a vehicle safely, which may include:
Impaired drivers who drive while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs can face misdemeanor or felony charges under Texas State Laws. Fines, loss of driving rights, and prison time are possible penalties, although they do not provide accident victims with the compensation they deserve. Accident victims and survivors of those killed in the car accidents, on the other hand, can seek compensation in court.
Personal injury claimants may seek reimbursement for medical expenses and other damages incurred by another’s negligent or intentionally harmful acts in the civil court system. If a death occurs due to a collision caused by an intoxicated driver, surviving family members will be entitled to recover damages in a wrongful death claim.
The car accident attorneys at Husain Law & Associates, P.C., have vast experience in car accidents and can counsel you through the legal process as you focus on recovery. The attorneys understand the physical, emotional, and financial impact a car accident can have on the injury victims and their loved ones. Besides, they know that insurance companies will try to convince the victims to settle for lesser settlement offers.
If you sustained injuries or lost a loved one in a car accident with an intoxicated driver, call Husain Law & Associates, P.C., at 713-937-7126. The attorneys offer free, no-obligation consultations to help you understand your legal options.