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    Drugged Driving Accidents

    October 13, 2014

    Drugged Driving Accident Lawyers

    In California the abuse of prescription drugs is more prevalent than ever. These medications are commonly prescribed for minor and major mental disorders including: Insomnia, Depression, Anxiety Disorders and Pain Management among others.

    More and more, we are seeing teens and adolescents obtaining prescription meds from their parents’ and friends’ medicine cabinets and using them to get high or achieve a euphoric state of mind. With the astronomical rise in the amount of prescription drugs being prescribed in California there is a corresponding rise in the amount of drugged driving accidents caused by the misuse of these drugs.

    These are accidents involving recreational drug or prescription narcotics instead of alcohol. Despite the fact that these prescriptions explicitly say not to drive or operate machinery while taking medication people do not adhere to these warnings. In addition, the use of recreational drugs and operating a motor vehicle while on them is ever increasing, resulting in more injuries and deaths by persons intoxicated by prescription medications.

    A person driving a vehicle while using prescription drugs can be arrested for driving under the influence pursuant to California Vehicle Code 21352 (a).  These persons are also liable for any personal injury they cause while driving intoxicated.

    If you have been injured in any type of auto accident please contact the Roberts Law Firm in Newport Beach, CA. Attorney Jeff Roberts and his staff provide free consultations and charge no fee unless they recover compensation for your injuries.

    Common Prescription Drugs Associated With Drugged Driving Accidents

    Prescription drugs that are commonly associated with automobile accidents can be painkillers, hypnotic, sleeping medications, ADD/ADHD medications, anti-anxiety medications and muscle relaxers such as:

    Percocet

    Ambien

    Vicodin

    Aderal

    Xanax

    Phenergan

    Valium

    Flexeril

    Common Recreational Drugs Associated With Drugged Driving Accidents

    Recreation, also referred to as street drugs, that are commonly involved with a drugged driving accident can exert several effect on mood or personality such as: excitement, hallucinations, extreme relaxation and drowsiness. They can be:

    Cocaine/Crack Cocaine

    Heroin

    Marijuana

    Methamphetamines

    Drugged Driving Car Accident Attorney and the Personal Injury Lawsuit Process

    Being injured in a drugged driving accident can be an incredible stressful and difficult legal battle. Newport Beach Injury Attorney Jeff Roberts and his staff are well equipped to handle your car accident claim.  A thorough and persistent personal injury lawyer, Jeff Roberts examines evidence, accident scene and medical history, and determines if the medications are legally prescribed.  Not having a prescription for the drugs increases the likelihood that punitive damages can be recovered against the driver who causes personal injury while driving drugged.  Even taking the drugs in excess of the amount prescribed can result in an award of punitive damages above and beyond compensation for personal injury medical bills and lost income.

    Contact An Accident Lawyer Serving Orange And Riverside Counties

    To discuss your case and learn what benefits and forms of financial compensation you may be entitled to, contact The Roberts Law Firm. Mr. Roberts proudly serves clients injured in accidents throughout Southern California.

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