Marijuana Use and Car Crashes
Marijuana is by far the most popular illegal substance. Many of its users point to the fact that it does not have the same intense effects on the nervous system as other illegal drugs as justification for their decisions. But because so many people believe that marijuana use is an acceptable daily indulgence, many people also believe that it is fine to drive while under its influence.
If you or someone you love was involved in a car accident involving a driver who was under the influence of marijuana, contact the Green Bay car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.
The Effects of Marijuana Use
Research indicates that smoking with even a small amount of marijuana in the system almost doubles the risk of a fatal highway accident. Marijuana severely hinders the central nervous system. The side effects that can severely affect one’s ability to drive include:
- Memory loss
- Distorted perception such as with sights, sounds, time and touch
- Trouble thinking correctly and hindered problem solving
- Loss of coordination
- Severe paranoia
- Significantly slower functioning
A person driving under the influence of marijuana is a threat to anyone he or she may come near. When people cause injuries by driving under the influence of any illegal drug, they should be held responsible for the harm they have caused.
If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident involving an individual under the influence of marijuana, contact the Green Bay car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874 to speak with an attorney about your legal rights and options.