Car Accident Injuries Involving Marijuana Use
The state of California has decriminalized marijuana use to a great degree.As a result, some have the wrong idea that there are no inappropriate situations for drug use. However, drugged driving (driving under the use of any drug whether legal or not) is still a punishable crime. In fact, if a person is in an accident after using marijuana and it can be proven that the drug caused the accident, there can be serious legal ramifications.
Getting Proof if You’ve Been Injured by a Driver Under the Influence
Unfortunately, it’s not enough to prove that a driver had used a drug before driving. It is important to be able to prove that the drug impaired the driver in some way. Fortunately, not only would the driver making a mistake at the wheel lean in that direction, but you can also help matters along.
Just about everyone has a smartphone nowadays. If you are ever in an accident, and you notice the other driver is clearly impaired, don’t be afraid to film some evidence. Also, according to NIDA, marijuana use affects skills that are necessary for driving. This could make a fatality caused by someone under the influence a wrongful death situation.
Getting Help if You Have Been Injured or Lost a Loved One
Seek legal help immediately if you have been injured in an accident by someone driving under the influence or if you have tragically lost a loved one in an accident this way. The attorneys at Petrov Law Firm have an in-depth understanding of personal injury law and are experienced at handling sensitive wrongful death cases. Call 619-344-0360 if you need help forming a case against a drugged driver.