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Car Crashes and Marijuana

Of all illegal substances, marijuana is the not only the most common but also the most socially acceptable. Many marijuana advocates argue that it is not the same as other illegal drugs as it is not addictive. But physically addictive or not, it can cause serious harm or death to those who combine it with dangerous tasks such as driving a motor vehicle.

Marijuana use seriously hinders brain function and recent statistics indicate that there is a large correlation between marijuana use and fatal car crashes. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a car accident involving a driver you believe was under the influence of marijuana at the time of the crash, contact the Rhinelander personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (800) 242-2874.

Side Effects

Marijuana use results in a number of side effects which can severely hinder driving ability. These side effects include:

  • Memory loss
  • Distorted perception–such as with sights, sounds, time, and touch
  • Difficulty thinking correctly and issues with problem solving skills
  • Severe paranoia
  • Seriously slowed down functioning

It is not difficult to figure out how these side effects can make driving safely while on marijuana next to impossible.

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If you or someone you love has been the victim of a car wreck caused by a driver you believe was under the influence of marijuana at the time, contact the Rhinelander personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (800) 242-2874 to learn more about your legal options