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Driving and Prescription Medications

Prescription drugs and over the counter medications help us to overcome illness or at the very least to suppress the symptoms so that we can carry on about our lives as usual. The advances that have been made in the pharmaceutical industry can be credited with saving or improving countless lives, but there are also less frequently considered drawbacks. The powerful chemical concoctions that are found in modern medications have the potential to cause unintended reactions and responses in those who take them. In some cases these unintended effects can interfere with a driver’s ability to safely operate his or her motor vehicle.

The Racine car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, are dedicated to helping accident victims to obtain the financial compensation that they are due if they have been harmed by another driver’s negligence. If the motorist who caused your collision was impaired by prescription medications or non-prescription drugs at the time of the accident, then you may wish to consider filing a civil lawsuit. Contact us today 800-242-2874 for more information.

Risky Legal Drugs

It is important to remember that these medications are drugs in the same way that illicit and criminalized drugs are, but they are perceived to offer health advantages and not to pose an undue risk to those who take them or the people with whom they come in contact. Obviously there is an understanding and expectation that someone who has consumed alcohol or used illegal drugs is incapable of driving as safely as possible, but the same is true of some legal medications. The following pharmaceutical products are known to potentially impair a driver:

  • Antihistamines
  • Decongestants
  • Antidepressants
  • Valium
  • Blood pressure medications
  • Muscle relaxers

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Let us help you to hold a negligent driver accountable for the harm that you have had to endure because he or she chose to drive while under the influence of prescription drugs. Contact the Racine car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 to speak with an experienced attorney.

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