Dallas Car Wreck Lawyer Discusses Serious Consequences of Driving While Under the Influence of Drugs
Amy Witherite helps people obtain compensation for the injuries they sustained in car crashes
DALLAS, Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Dallas Car Wreck Lawyer Discusses Serious Consequences of Driving While Under the Influence of Drugs
Dallas Texas car wreck attorney Amy Witherite helps people obtain compensation for the injuries they sustained in car crashes. Unfortunately, many such injuries occur in car crashes caused by people who were driving while under the influence of drugs.
Obviously, any drug that impacts a person's brain and body impacts that person's ability to safely operate a car. Both legal and illegal drugs can impact a driver's ability to safely operate a car. Drugs may:
- Impair the driver's reaction time;
- Weaken the driver's reflexes;
- Cause the driver to feel sleepy or even to fall asleep while on the road;
- Decrease the driver's ability to pay attention to what is happening around the driver;
- Impair the driver's judgment; and
- Cause the driver to drive aggressively.
Some car accidents are caused by drivers who took prescription or over-the-counter medications shortly before driving. Many prescription and over-the-counter drugs (such as sleep aids) carry warnings to stop users from operating cars while taking the medications. Unfortunately, some people ignore these warnings. Other car accidents are caused by drivers who purposely took prescription drugs without prescriptions or who purposely took more medication than prescribed. And, some car accidents are caused by drivers who took illegal drugs. Illegal drugs can dramatically impact a person's ability to drive in a safe manner.
If you would like to speak with Ms. Witherite, contact her and the Dallas Car Wreck Lawyer lawyers at her firm, Eberstein & Witherite, LLP. You may reach these attorneys at 214.378.6665
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