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Driving and Prescription Drugs

As a driver it is vital that you are diligent about a number of things in order to keep both yourself and others on the road safe. Part of this diligence is finding out what can potentially have a negative effect on your driving abilities. Almost everyone is aware of the dangers associated with driving and alcohol or other recreational drugs such as marijuana or cocaine. But few people are fully aware of the fact that certain drugs that are prescribed to them by their own doctors can have similar effects to that of alcohol or illegal drugs.

Driving while under the influence of certain mind-altering prescription drugs can result in serious and even fatal car accidents. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a car accident involving a driver who was under the influence of a mind altering prescription drug at the time of the accident, contact the Green Bay car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.

Checking Your Prescriptions

All prescription drugs should come with either warning labels or detailed printouts explaining how the drug works and the ways in which it may interfere with activities such as operating a motor vehicle. Drugs that are of particular concern are:

  • Painkillers which contain opiates
  • Anti-histamines for allergic reactions which are not labeled as non-drowsy
  • Anxiety medications

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If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a car accident involving a driver who was under the influence of a mind-altering prescription drug, contact the Green Bay car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.

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