Marijuana and Driving
According to surveys, approximately 40% Americans admit to having tried marijuana. It is the most commonly used illegal drug. There exists a perception that using marijuana is harmless. But while the adverse health effects of marijuana use may not be as obvious as those associated with other controlled substances, there can be considerable dangers created by driving while impaired.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident caused by a driver under the influence of marijuana or other drugs, you may be able to gain financial compensation through a legal action. Contact the Indianapolis car accident attorneys at the Hankey Law Office, P.C., at 317-634-8565 to schedule a free consultation.
Dangers of Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana
Many people fail to realize that driving after the use of marijuana is just as dangerous as driving drunk. The following are side effects of marijuana use which can significantly impair driving:
- Delayed reaction time
- Compromised senses of sight, sound, and touch
- Loss of memory
A driver who causes an accident while impaired due to marijuana use may face a civil action in addition to any criminal charges that may be filed. This seems only fitting, since their negligent actions might result in extensive property damage, severe injury, or even death for others on or near the roadway.
The Indianapolis car accident lawyers at the Hankey Law Office, P.C., can help you through this difficult time. If you or your loved one has been injured in an accident with a driver under the influence of marijuana, contact us today at 317-634-8565 to learn more about your potential case.