Driving On Prescription Medications
Many prescription medications come with a warning stating that people taking them should not operate a motor vehicle before they know how the medicine will affect them, or in some cases, that they should not drive at all. Some medications will make a person drowsy or make it more difficult for them to concentrate, greatly increasing the risk that they will be involved in a serious car accident. Still, some people choose to ignore the warnings and get behind the wheel anyways.
When drivers participate in behaviors that they know could put other people in harm’s way, they should be held responsible for their reckless actions. If you have been in an accident caused by a person driving while on prescription medications, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the Wisconsin car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874 to discuss your case.
Dangerous Types of Medications
While prescription medications tend to be more powerful than over-the-counter versions, both types of drugs can be dangerous to take before driving. Specific examples include, but are not limited to:
- Sleeping medications
- Allergy medications
- Pain relievers
- Blood pressure medication
If you or a loved one has been in a car accident resulting from a driver ignoring the warnings of his or her medication, you may be able to receive damages to cover the cost of repairs or medical care. For more information, contact the Wisconsin car accident attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling 800-242-2874 today.