It’s no secret that driving under the influence of alcohol is a highly
dangerous and illegal behavior, and driving under the influence of illegal
drugs is very much in the same category. When these behaviors lead to
a car accident, these drivers are almost always liable for the resulting injuries.
However, many people are surprised to learn that driving under the influence
of prescription drugs can also make one liable for any injuries they cause.
Many prescription medications can actually impact a person’s driving
as much, if not more, than alcohol, and often include warnings against
operating heavy machinery.
If you’ve been hurt by a drugged driver, call (561) 600-5605 today
to pursue justice.
Proving that the Other Driver Was on Drugs
Unless the police ordered a drug test immediately after the accident, it
may be impossible to prove that prescription medications were even taken
prior to the accident, let alone that they caused the driver to be impaired.
Many medications are completely flushed out or broken down by the body
within just a few hours of taking them, while others can leave traces
behind for weeks after the last use.
Even if it is determined that the other driver had prescription drugs in
their system, it can be nearly impossible to prove that they actually
impaired their judgement or driving ability. Unlike alcohol, which has
a legally defined limit for intoxication, prescription drugs have no such
Call Our West Palm Beach Car Accident Lawyer
If you’ve been injured due to the drugged driving of another individual,
our firm can help you pursue justice. While it is typically tough to prove
that drug use led to the accident, a lawyer can often prove that other
negligent behavior occurred. For example, if your accident was caused
by a drugged driver running a red light, the act of running the light
is, by itself, negligent, regardless of how intoxicated they were.
At the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A., our skilled West Palm Beach
personal injury attorneys are highly experienced with car accident claims.
When you trust our firm to pursue fair compensation on your behalf, you
can expect tireless representation that always puts your best interests first.
Have you been injured in Florida? Contact our firm today for your
free case evaluation.