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Prescription Drugs and Driving Dangers

Drivers need to be constantly alert to their surroundings in order to facilitate safe driving on the road. This obligation not only protects themselves, but also their passengers and any other motorists that may be on the road. Unfortunately, ingesting illegal substances or high amounts of alcohol is not the only way to render a driver unsafe behind the wheel. Some prescription medications also result in an inability to safely operate a vehicle.

If you or someone you love has been the victim of an auto accident caused by a motorist who was impaired by prescription drug use, you may be able to take legal action against the responsible party. Contact the Stevens Point car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 to speak to a member of our qualified legal team about your eligibility for financial compensation for your suffering and medical expenses.

Side Effects of Prescription Medications

Prescriptions drugs are created to target specific diseases and physical ailments, but may also have minor side effects on other parts of your body. Some of the side effects that can lead to dangerous driving impairments include:

  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Lack of coordination
  • Headaches
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Fatigue

Many antihistamines, opiates, and anti-anxiety medications leave may leave drivers incapable of operating their vehicle safely.

Contact Us

If you have been harmed in a crash caused by a driver who was operating his or her vehicle under the influence of prescription drugs, the Stevens Point car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, may be able to help. Contact our offices today at 800-242-2874 to discuss your case with a knowledgeable lawyer.

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