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Indianapolis Lawyers for Victims of Drugged Driving Accidents

No matter what you think about taking drugs, we can all agree that driving and drugs don't mix and can cause car accidents. When someone decides to drive a vehicle, they should be fully awake, alert, and pay attention to the road. Unfortunately, some drivers don't take this responsibility seriously, and this can lead to severe accidents. If you have been involved in a crash caused by a drugged driver, it can change your life forever. You should know that you can get compensation for your losses and damages under Indiana law.

We're Emerson Divorce and Accident Injury Attorneys; we work hard to help people whose accidents caused by drugged drivers have hurt. It's important to hold these dangerous drivers accountable for their actions, and we're here to fight for you and get you the compensation you deserve. If you've been injured in a car accident, we invite you to schedule a free meeting with one of our experienced car accident attorneys today. We'll stand up to the insurance company on your behalf and help you get the justice you deserve.

Even Legal Substances Can Impair Driving

Driving is not easy; it requires good physical reflexes, mental awareness, and emotional stability. However, some legal and illegal substances can affect a driver's ability to drive safely. Some drugs can make it hard for drivers to make proper judgments and react to changing road conditions. It is very important to be careful while driving and avoid these substances to ensure your safety and the safety of others on the road.

  • Marijuana: Even though many people think that it's okay to use marijuana if you're over 21, it's not safe to drive after using it. Marijuana contains a chemical called THC, which can make it hard to do things like move your body, think clearly, or do things at once. People who drive after using marijuana might make bad decisions and react more slowly, which can cause serious accidents.
  • Cocaine: Drugs like cocaine and methamphetamine can make people feel really good and full of energy. But these drugs can also make people drive dangerously and recklessly. They may weave through traffic, ignore signs, speed, and even fall asleep while driving. So, it's important to remember that driving under the influence of these drugs can be very serious and lead to serious accidents.
  • Medications: It's important to keep in mind that both prescriptions from your doctor and over-the-counter medicines can affect your ability to drive safely. Some of the most common side effects that can impair your driving are feeling sleepy or dizzy. That's why many medicines have a warning that says you shouldn't operate heavy machinery, including cars when taking them. So, please be careful and check with your pharmacist or physician about any side effects before driving while taking medication.

It's important to remember that taking drugs (legal or illegal) can affect your ability to drive safely. The effects can be even worse if you drink alcohol or take multiple drugs at the same time. So, you should never drive if you're not feeling like yourself. It's not just dangerous for you but for everyone else on the road, too.

Proving Drugs Caused the Accident Can be Difficult

It can be very tough to prove that someone was operating a vechicle while under the influence of drugs. If a drugged driver in Indiana has hurt you, you have the right to sue them for money to cover your expenses, just like in any other car accident. But it's hard to show that the driver was careless and caused the accident because drug tests don't always work well for proving drugged driving. For example, if some don't use marijuana, the drug stays in their body for a while after it stops affecting their behavior. So, even if the driver failed a drug test, it doesn't necessarily mean they were high when the accident happened.

We don't have to prove that the driver who caused your car wreck was under the influence of drugs. Instead, we just have to prove they were careless and their carelessness caused the accident. Your compensation claim is separate from any criminal charges being filed against the driver. Even better, the standard of proof is lower in civil court, you may still be able to get compensation even if the driver is found not guilty in criminal court.

It's important to know that while the police are responsible for investigating accidents and charging drunk drivers, their focus is on the offenders, not the victims. So, if you've been in an accident caused by someone else's negligence or DUI, you need a lawyer who will advocate for your rights and help you get the compensation you deserve. That's where we come in. We work to ensure you receive the support and justice you need to move forward.

We Will Advocate for Total Compensation for Your Injuries

When people drive under the influence of drugs, they can cause severe accidents, significantly when they speed or swerve into oncoming traffic. The consequences of a severe crash are devastating, including lost income, medical expenses, property damage and non-economic injuries, and long-term effects on your family and quality of life.

We understand how challenging you life can become after an accident, and that's why we are here to help. Our team of car accident attorneys will work hard to build a strong case on your behalf. We'll review all the evidence, speak with witnesses and the authorities involved, and make sure you receive the full compensation you deserve. We'll also talk to the insurance companies so you can focus on your recovery.

The best part is you don't have to worry about paying us anything upfront. We work on a contingency basis, which means we only get paid if we win your case. So, let us help you get the justice you deserve and the support you need to move forward after an accident caused by a drugged driver.

You must get in touch with us as soon as possible if you've been in a car wreck caused by a driver under the influence of drugs. Time is of the essence because witnesses can forget what they saw, evidence can disappear, and important legal deadlines can expire. The other driver's insurance company is already working on their case, so you must act quickly. At Emerson Divorce and Accident Injury Attorneys, we have experienced lawyers who can help you with your drugged driving accident case. Give us a call today.

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