Drugged driving is illegal in the state of California. California Vehicle Code Section 23152(f) prohibits anyone under the influence of any drug to drive a vehicle. Drugged driving or driving under the influence of drugs (DUID) will be considered an act of recklessness, making the driver liable for damages in the event of an accident caused by them. If you or your family has been a victim of a drugged driving accident in California, contact Khashan Law for legal consultation.
In California the abuse of prescription drugs has become more predominant in the recent years. Medications which are commonly prescribed by doctors for minor and major mental disorders like Insomnia, Depression, Pain Management, Anxiety related issues etc. People tend to abuse these prescribed drugs for getting a high.
Teenagers and young boys and girls going to college or high school, get these prescribed medicines from their parents or relatives medicine cabinets, They abuse them to get a high or to reach a ecstatic state of mind. The amount of prescription drugs being used in California is getting high by the day and it directly corresponds to the growing number of drugged driving accidents.
All medicines prescribed explicitly mention that it is not safe to drive or operate machinery while under medication, however people do not follow the instruction and take the warnings seriously. Secondly, incidents of using recreational drugs and driving a vehicle has also been growing over the years, resulting in more accidents and fatalities.
A person caught drugged driving can be arrested under the California Vehicle Code 21352 (a). They can be held liable for any personal injury or death which is caused because of their drugged driving. If you have been injured in any type of auto accident please contact the Roberts Law Firm in Newport Beach, CA. Attorney Jeff Roberts and his staff provide free consultations and charge no fee unless they recover compensation for your injuries.
After the passing of the Prop 64 in California, the recreational use of marijuana has become legal from the 9th of November, 2017. Though it may be legal to consume marijuana, just like using alcohol or prescription medication, it is illegal to drive under the influence of marijuana. Marijuana can have a strong effect on your judgement taking skills while driving on the road. Use of Marijuana has also shown signs that it can lead to reduction in the user’s reaction time, memory and coordination. These senses are extremely important for safely operating a vehicle.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of drugged driver, then you have a right to ask for compensation for the damages suffered. Don’t wait to file a lawsuit against a drugged driver, because the law has set certain deadlines for filing a case in such situation. Contact us at Khashan Law for a free, confidential consultation at (951) 461-2387 to discuss your case of drugged driving accident.
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