Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana
Normally, when we hear terms like “driving under the influence” or DWI, we think of drivers with an illegally high blood alcohol content. However, the number of marijuana users continues to rise in the US, and with it, incidents of driving under the influence of pot. There is a common myth that marijuana is a much safer substance than alcohol, but studies have shown that it can also affect reaction times and cause issues with judgment and perception.
If a driver under the influence of marijuana injured you or a loved one in an accident, you should not have to bear the burden of fighting for a just outcome on your own. Contact the Appleton car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 today.
Effects of Marijuana
Marijuana can affect different people in diverse ways, but in general marijuana acts on the central nervous system, and can have a significant effect on several issues important to safe driving:
- Delayed reaction times
- Problems with hand-eye coordination
- Issues with visual perception
- Confusion and paranoia
Studies have shown that driving under the influence of marijuana can increase the risk of being involved in a fatal crash by 50%.
If you or a loved one were involved in an auto accident that was caused by a driver who had been smoking marijuana, you could be facing a variety of difficult situations. Physical injuries may cause ongoing medical issues, and there may be emotional and financial stress following such an accident. You should not have to bear these burdens alone. Call 800-242-2874 today to contact the Appleton car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.