West Palm Beach Drugged Driving Car Accident Attorney
Contact this West Palm Beach Drugged Driving Car Accident Lawyer if you’ve been injured in a crash. Drugged driving accidents are a rising problem. Drugged driving is defined as driving while under the influence of illegal drugs or amounts of prescription/over-the-counter drugs that cause intoxication or impairment. Just like driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI), driving under the influence of illegal drugs or certain prescription drugs can be dangerous and potentially result in criminal charges.
Many types of narcotics can cause impairment or intoxication that can make the operation of a vehicle extremely hazardous. This includes some prescription pharmaceuticals/drugs. Even though prescribed by a medical doctor, some prescription drugs can cause impairment of the normal faculties necessary to operate a vehicle carefully. As such, several types of prescriptions will have warnings about the drugs/pharmaceuticals and their effects on the normal faculties. In fact, these warnings might instruct the driver not to operate the vehicle after taking the drug.
Prescription drugs/pharmaceuticals which can influence the normal faculties necessary to safely operate a vehicle include tranquilizers such as Xanax and opioids such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, Percocet, Vicodin, and Roxycodone.
If you or someone from your family has been injured in a drugged driving car accident anywhere in the State of Florida (including Miami/Miami-Dade County and Fort Lauderdale/Broward County), contact Mr. Quackenbush for a free, no-obligation consultation.
If you call this West Palm Beach Drugged Driving Car Accident Law Firm, Mr. Quackenbush will talk to you about your case at length. He will work on a contingency basis - which means that you don’t pay any lawyer’s fees unless he wins compensation for you. Talk about your case with an experienced lawyer like Mr. Quackenbush and let him take care of rest.Pertinent Advice for Clients of this West Palm Beach Drugged Driving Car Crash Lawyer
Illicit/illegal street drugs and narcotics can easily affect the normal faculties required to operate a vehicle carefully. This includes cocaine, marijuana, heroin, fentanyl, PCP (speed), and LSD/Acid.
If you have been hurt in a car wreck involving a drugged driver, you might be entitled to damages through a personal injury lawsuit. In these claims, an injured person needs to show that the defendant was negligent, which means that the victim was owed a duty of reasonable care, and this duty was breached by the defendant’s actions - causing the injured person’s injuries and resulting damages.Helping Clients the Goal of this Palm Beach County Drugged Driving Car Crash/Wreck Law Firm
A driver who decides to operate a vehicle under the influence of drugs endangers everyone on the road, including passengers, other motorists, and pedestrians. You might be entitled to punitive damages if you have been the victim of an accident caused by a drugged driver. Punitive damages are designed to punish actions that go beyond simple carelessness (rather than being designed to compensate the injured person). These damages are intended to help deter people from making the same types of dangerous choices in the future. In order to be awarded punitive damages, you will need to show that the driver acted with intention or with a conscious disregard for the safety of others. Because drugged driving is caused by an illegal act, victims of drugged driving accidents may possibly be able to seek punitive damages from the drugged driver. This is in addition to compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and suffering.
Moreover, you might be able to pursue a case against the person or entity that provided the drugs to the negligent driver if you’ve been hurt due a driver who was under the influence of drugs/narcotics at the time of the accident. After all, the provider of the drugs should know that drugs/narcotics can cause the other person to behave and drive neglectfully.Call 954-448-7288 for Assistance from this South Florida Drugged Driving Vehicle Collision Attorney/Lawyer
If you have been seriously injured or lost a family member in a drugged driving accident occurring anywhere in Palm Beach County (including Belle Glade, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Greenacres, Jupiter, Lake Worth, Lantana, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Springs, Riviera Beach, Royal Palm Beach and Wellington), contact Mr. Quackenbush. He will advise you on the best way to file your claim and help you recover fully from your accident.
Call 954-448-7288 today to schedule free, no-obligation consultation with Mr. Quackenbush. He operates on a contingency basis - that means you do not have to pay a single penny until he either wins your case or settles out of court.