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Effects of Marijuana on Drivers

Although many people understand the devastating effects that driving under the influence of alcohol can have, fewer acknowledge the similarly serious side effects that marijuana can have on those who choose to drive while under the influence of the drug. As a result, far too many people drive each year in America while under the influence of marijuana, putting thousands of other drivers at-risk due to their decreased driving ability.

There are few things worse than suffering debilitating injuries in an accident caused by an impaired driver. At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C., our Kenosha car accident lawyers understand just how much your life can be altered when you have been involved in an accident with a driver who is under the influence of marijuana. Contact our experienced attorneys at 800-242-2874 today to discuss your legal options.

Impairments associated with Marijuana Use

When a person smokes marijuana, their body is affected negatively in several ways, such as:

  • Decreased alertness
  • Impaired reaction time
  • Decreased situational awareness
  • Lack of full coordination
  • Lessened ability to concentrate

When someone under the influence of marijuana then decides to operate a vehicle, these side effects can be very dangerous as they greatly increase that person’s chance of causing a traumatic and serious car accident, injuring other innocent drivers.

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Nothing can completely prepare you for the aftermath of being injured in a car accident with a driver under the influence of marijuana. Fortunately, at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C., our Kenosha auto accident attorneys are dedicated to helping you fight for the compensation you need to recover. Call 800-242-2874 to speak with a compassionate lawyer devoted to providing you with quality representation.

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