Every state in the U.S. has laws against driving while under the influence of drugs. Did you know that these laws also apply to those who may be impaired by prescription medications? That’s something to keep in mind if you are taking cold medicines, allergy pills, sleeping medications or others that could cause you to fall asleep or act dangerously behind the wheel.
Drivers who show significant impairment can be arrested for a DUID (driving under the influence of drugs), even though it may be hard to show that they’re impaired. The authorities have to show that the driver was impaired enough to be dangerous to others. Why does this matter? If a driver who hits you is impaired by drugs, then you may have a stronger case for compensation.
Filing a personal injury claim after a drugged driving crash is totally normal. In many of these instances, the driver is someone who is normally responsible but didn’t know about side effects that could impact their ability to drive. Many of these people will carry insurance coverage, so you have the opportunity to seek fair compensation for any injuries or damages that have affected you.
No matter what kind of injury you’ve suffered, it’s the other driver’s irresponsibility and errors that have led to you being in the hospital and needing medical treatment. You and your loved ones may have been badly injured, or you may have lost a loved one in the crash. It is fair for you to seek compensation and to ask that the other driver compensates you for the impact they’ve had on your life. Our website has more on the steps to take next.