Fort Lauderdale Drugged Driving Car Accident Attorney
Mr. Quackenbush is a Fort Lauderdale Drugged Driving Car Accident Lawyer who helps clients in need of assistance. Drugged driving refers to a situation wherein the driver of a vehicle uses drugs and then drives a vehicle. Such behavior is particularly dangerous when the driver has become intoxicated or impaired as a result of the drug use.
All sorts of drugs can cause intoxication or impairment that can make the operation of a vehicle highly dangerous. These include certain prescription pharmaceuticals/drugs. Although prescribed by a medical doctor, certain prescription drugs can cause impairment of the normal faculties required to operate a vehicle safely. As such, many of these prescriptions will contain warnings regarding the drugs/pharmaceuticals and their effects on the normal faculties. In fact, these warnings may instruct the driver not to operate the vehicle after taking the drug.
Prescription drugs/pharmaceuticals which can affect the normal faculties required to safely operate a vehicle include tranquilizers such as Xanax and opioids such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, Percocet, Vicodin and Roxycodone.
For a free, no obligation consultation, call Mr. Quackenbush at 786-294-7711 if you’ve been injured in a drugged-driving accident occurring anywhere in the State of Florida (including Miami, Miami-Dade County, West Palm Beach or Palm Beach County).
Mr. Quackenbush won’t get paid a dime until you’ve received compensation in your case. This is referred to as contingency, and it indicates that there is no risk to you.Important Advice for Clients of This Fort Lauderdale Drugged Driving Car Crash Attorney
Illicit/illegal narcotics and “street drugs” can also impair the normal faculties required to operate a vehicle safely. These include marijuana, cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, PCP (speed), and LSD/Acid.
If the other person involved in the accident which resulted in your injuries was intoxicated/impaired as a result of drug use, you may be able to use that fact to argue that he or she was at fault for the accident. That is, after an accident, the other driver may argue that you (rather than he or she) was at fault for the accident. However, if the other driver was intoxicated/impaired as a result of drug use at the time of the crash, then you will be able to use that fact as evidence of the fact that he or she was responsible for causing the wreck (rather than you being at fault). After all, it is commonly known that drug use decreases a person’s ability to drive safely and therefore increases the chances of a collision. You may therefore be able to use the fact that the other driver was using drugs at the time of the accident as evidence that it was more likely that he or she negligently drove (rather than you) – therefore causing the crash.Fairness the Goal of This South Florida Drugged Driving Car Wreck Law Firm
Additionally, if you’ve been injured in an accident caused by a driver under the influence of drugs, you may be able to recover “punitive damages” against the other driver. Punitive damages are designed to punish the other driver, rather than simply compensating you (as in “compensatory damages”). However, you will need to file a motion and get an order from a judge allowing for punitive damages in your case – so it is best to contact Mr. Quackenbush to see if you’ll be eligible for these types of damages.
Additionally, if you’ve been hurt due a driver who was under the influence of drugs/narcotics at the time of the accident, then you may be able to pursue a case against the person or entity that provided the drugs to the negligent driver. After all, if one person provides drugs/narcotics to a second person and the second person goes out and negligently causes injuries, then the first person may be held responsible for that negligence and those injuries. This is true because the provider of the drugs should know that drugs/narcotics can cause the other person to behave negligently.Call 786-294-7711 for Help From a Broward County Drugged Driving Vehicle Collision Attorney
If you hire Mr. Quackenbush, he won’t get paid until a recovery has been made in your case. Therefore, there is no risk to you. This is referred to as contingency.
If you’ve been hurt in a drugged driving accident anyplace in the State of Florida (including West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Miami and Miami-Dade County), you can contact Mr. Quackenbush at 786-294-7711 anytime. He will give you a free, no obligation consultation and will talk to you about all aspects of your case.