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Smoking Marijuana and Deadly Car Accidents

Marijuana is by far the most widely used and socially acceptable illegal drug. Because of its relative acceptability, many people feel that smoking this drug is no worse than consuming alcohol. Since many people think that the mental effects of marijuana are minor, they also think that operating a vehicle while under the influence of the drug is completely acceptable.

This is, not surprisingly, completely untrue. Marijuana affects the central nervous system in very serious ways. Thus, those who choose to drive while under the influence of marijuana have a large likelihood of being responsible for a serious automobile accident. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a car accident which was caused by someone whom you believe was on marijuana at the time of the crash, contact the Sheboygan personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at (920) 459-8000.

How Marijuana Affects Drivers

There are a number of ways that marijuana use hinders mental activity which is integral to properly and safely operating a motor vehicle. Some of the effects of the drug that can considerably complicate driving include:

  • Memory loss
  • Distorted perception with sight, sound, and touch
  • Trouble thinking and concentrating
  • Loss of coordination
  • Paranoia
  • Severely slowed functioning

Marijuana use and driving is not something to ever be taken lightly and should never be combined.

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If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a car crash caused by a driver who was under the influence of marijuana, contact the Sheboygan personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at (920) 459-8000.