Marijuana Car Accidents
While most people are aware of the dangers associated with driving under the influence of alcohol, there is a tendency for individuals to be less aware of the hazards of marijuana use. Yet just as alcohol impairs a motorist’s ability to safely operate his or her vehicle, so, too, does marijuana. Both substances can severely decrease a person’s control of vehicle, increasing the risk of motor vehicle accidents and endangering the safety of themselves and others on the roadway.
If you or your loved one has been injured in a car accident caused by a driver who was under the influence of marijuana, you may be entitled to seek financial compensation through a legal action. Contact the Wisconsin car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 to learn more about your rights.
The Effects of Marijuana on Driving
The chemical, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), found in marijuana has a powerful effect on the brain. It alters the ability of brain to communicate with the body and to interpret signals from the surrounding environment. These abilities are essential to the safe operation of a motor vehicle, and when they are impaired a driver may suffer:
- Slower reaction time
- Loss of coordination
- Distorted sense of time
- Distorted sense of sound
People who make the choice to use marijuana and drive are choosing to break the law. When this choice results in an accident, they may be legally responsible for the damages incurred.
If you or your loved one has been injured in a car accident, it is important to determine who is at fault and hold them responsible. The Wisconsin marijuana car accident attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® are here to help. Contact us today by calling 800-242-2874 to learn more about your legal rights in this situation.