There are many factors that may cause a traffic accident, such as poor road conditions and speeding. However, drugged drivers are particularly dangerous and cannot be let off the hook for their irresponsible behavior if they cause an accident. If you were hit by a driver who was intoxicated, it is very important to evaluate your options and do everything in your power to recover, if possible. At Grimes & Fertitta, P.C., our law firm supports our clients in Houston, and other cities in Texas, who have suffered because of a drugged driver.
From prescription medication to medical marijuana, there are many substances that careless drivers consume before getting behind the wheel. Driving while intoxicated can significantly increase the likelihood of an accident and many people are aware of the dangers of drugged driving. Sadly, too many drivers continue to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs, putting their own lives and the lives of others at risk. If you were hit by a drugged driver, or lost a loved one in an accident caused by a driver who was intoxicated, you may be struggling with a plethora of hardships (financial problems, pain, a permanent injury, etc.). As a result, you should make sure to stand up for your rights and try to gain access to any benefits that may help you move forward.
Fortunately, many victims of these accidents have been able to improve their quality of life by taking the proper course of action. On our auto accidents page, visitors can review more material regarding crashes caused by a drugged driver.