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Car accidents and marijuana

Motor vehicle crashes have an array of causes, from alcohol use and fatigue to poor weather conditions and distracted driving. However, marijuana has also played a role in many motor vehicle crashes and these accidents are occurring more often in recent years, especially in areas where marijuana has been legalized.

Like alcohol and other intoxicating substances, marijuana use can interfere with a person's ability to safely operate his or her vehicle. Sadly, people choose to put their lives at risk, as well as the lives of others, by getting behind the wheel while intoxicated as a result of marijuana use. To make matters worse, some users may not realize that even small quantities of this drug can affect driving. Also, some people believe that marijuana is a harmless drug, or that it is much safer than alcohol. However, it can have a significant impact on driving abilities and has played a role in far too many auto crashes.

Victims who were hit by a driver who had marijuana in their system should go over their options right away. If it can be proven that the accident was caused by a negligent driver's intoxication, they should not be able to get off the hook. Victims of traffic accidents frequently face all sorts of issues, from physical pain to financial woes and mental trauma. Moreover, some of them are unable to survive the accident, which leads to severe emotional pain for the families they have left behind.

Over in our personal injury section, you will be able to read more information related to traffic collisions.

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