Marijuana Use and Car Accidents
Music videos and movies are filled with clips of people smoking marijuana as they cruise down the road. The concept of “hot boxing” a car, which means rolling up all the windows in order to fill a car with marijuana smoke, has become a popular cultural term. But despite the steady increase in drivers who feel that it completely acceptable to drive while under the influence of marijuana, there seems to be little public awareness about the inherent dangers behind doing so.
If you or someone you loved has been injured in a car accident involving a person who was under the influence of marijuana, contact the Racine car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.
Marijuana affects the central nervous system and severely hinders vital things for drivers such as reaction time and clear thinking. But ironically, many people who smoke marijuana before or while driving actually believe that they drive well and that it is much safer than driving under the influence of alcohol.
Research shows that marijuana use, even in low doses, significantly increases the risk of fatal car accidents.
If you or someone you love was involved in a car accident that involved a driver who was under the influence of marijuana, you have the right to bring the facts to light and to pursue damages. Contact the Racine car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874 to learn more about your legal options.