Alcohol is not the only substance that can impair drivers and increase the risk of motor vehicle accidents in Texas. Driving under the influence of illegal drugs or controlled substances, such as prescription pills, can be dangerous enough to delay reaction time, impair depth perception, and affect an individual’s physical and mental state while behind the wheel.
At Jerome Fjeld & Associates, PLLC, we are committed to helping those who suffered an injury from a car accident that was caused by drugged drivers. With over 10 years of experience, our Houston car accident attorney possesses the comprehensive understanding of state laws and court proceedings in order to recover your entitled compensation.
Based on the 2014 Nation Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 10 million people who are over 21 years of age or older reported driving under the influence of illegal drugs. The effects of specific drugs differ depending on how they react in the brain. For example, marijuana can slow the reaction time and impair judgement regarding distance and time, while cocaine can make a person more aggressive and reckless when driving.
Common drugs associated with drugged driving include:
- MDMA or ecstasy
- Prescription drugs, such as Vicodin, Xanax, OxyContin, and Valium
- Over the counter drugs, such as cough medicine or sleeping pills
Licensed drivers are obligated to follow the rules of the road and practice safe driving techniques. However, if they decide to get behind the wheel and cause an accident and injury, these drugged drivers are liable for legal repercussions.
Our Houston car accident attorney wants to help you recover compensation to cover your medical expenses and treatment, property damage, loss income, as well as your pain and suffering. We can fight for you while you make a successful recovery.
Contact us and request a free case evaluation today.