Marijuana and Car Wrecks
Marijuana, also known as weed or pot, is an illegal drug that is still popular with many people. Users state that its effects are not as unpredictable, harsh, or detrimental as other illegal drugs, such as cocaine. Additionally, some people claim that marijuana does not affect a person’s driving skills as negatively as alcohol. Regardless of these claims, the statistics about driving under the influence of marijuana do not lie.
If you or someone you care for has been hurt in a car accident by someone under the effects of marijuana, an experienced Lake Geneva reckless driving attorney will be your best ally in your fight for justice. The lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. can be reached by calling 800-242-2874 today.
Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana
When under the effects of marijuana, a person is often said to be high or stoned. No matter what it is called, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has found that marijuana is the illegal drug most frequently discovered in the blood of people involved in both traffic-related arrests and fatalities. This is because marijuana makes executing certain tasks very difficult, including driving.
Marijuana can adversely affect a person’s driving abilities due to the following side effects:
- Memory loss
- Poor reaction time
- Unable to steer accurately
- Unreliable estimation of distance and time
Getting behind the wheel under the effects of any mind-altering substance endangers not only the person that is intoxicated but also everyone else on the road. People that behave this recklessly must be held responsible for their destructive actions.
Getting injured in a car accident is a terrible event, but it is even worse when all of the pain and discomfort could have been prevented. This is especially the case if the person who causes the accident was under the influence of marijuana. Get in touch with the Lake Geneva reckless driving lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874 for a free case consultation.