Driving is already a huge responsibility and can be dangerous when unpredictable circumstances arise. One of those can be driving while drugged, specifically while using marijuana. Marijuana has become legalized for recreational use and that brings upon a new set of concerns like driving while smoking. Driving simulation tests have shown that driving while using marijuana has drivers decreasing speed and having slower reaction times. This causes a problem for all drivers. Driving slow poses a threat for others and causes heavier traffic. While have a slow reaction time can be deadly. This can prevent you from stopping at a red light or braking too late when you see something in the road. For victims of marijuana involved accidents it is crucial to seek the guidance of a Los Angeles marijuana motor vehicle accident attorney to seek compensation for damages.
After any motor vehicle accident, you need to seek medical treatment, filing a police report and contacting a marijuana accident attorney. I am Howard Craig Kornberg and I can help get you the compensation your deserve after a marijuana accident. Drivers have a responsibility to drive without any impairments or under the influence of any drugs including marijuana. When a driver causes an accident and it has drugs involved as the impairment any injured victims can file a legal claim. Victims can obtain punitive damages, economic damages and noneconomic damages. Punitive damages require there be malicious behavior.
Reports from Colorado have suffered which provide statistics that drugged driving accidents increased after recreational marijuana was legalized. Californians voted to legalize marijuana in the 2016 election and could follow the same trend. The statistics from other states saw a 10% increase in drivers the year it was legalized in Colorado, Oregon, Alaska and Washington. Collisions involving marijuana usage are already increasing and will continue to do so the more accessible the drug becomes. More studies and data will be collected but it is undeniable that marijuana legalization presents a danger when operating motor vehicles.
As marijuana becomes more accessible, accidents will increase as early studies have shown. Regardless of the situation, the law offices of Howard Craig Kornberg are here to aggressively and compassionately fight for your rights under the law. Insurance rates can spike and some victims are left with long standing injuries. You have rights and should feel safe when conducting your daily drive. If an accident does occur contact a Los Angeles marijuana car accident attorney for a free consultation to discuss your options and possible outcomes of your case. Your consultation is free and can make the difference between suffering and moving on with your life successfully. We work to obtain the best possible outcome and make your case our top priority. Contact us today to discuss your marijuana involved motor vehicle accident.