Compensation for Drug Related Traffic Accident

When it comes to using the roads, we all know that the biggest danger to our health is other road users, that’s why there are many rules and regulations in place to ensure the safety. Drink driving is against the law and that is common knowledge, but what most people don’t know is that it is also against the law to drive under the influence of drugs. Drugs can severely impair your reaction time and cause it to slow down quite significantly which in turn could make you potentially dangerous to other drivers on the road.

As driving under the influence of drugs is illegal, anyone who is found to have caused an accident has been negligent in this situation. If you are injured in a car accident due to the negligence of a driver who is under the influence of drugs then you may be eligible to make a claim against them for compensation to cover your injuries. 

How can Drugs affect driving?

The way that drugs will affect your driving can really depend on the amount that you take, the type of drugs and the impact that it has on your body. Many people may feel that drugs have little to no effect on them and therefore that they are safe to drive, in other situations people may feel the effect that drugs have on them and therefore understand that driving under the influence is a bad idea. Whatever the situation, drugs are designed to either speed up or slow down your reactions – so your reaction time will not be as it should and therefore you could be a dangerous driver. 

Who could I claim against?

If you are injured as the result of a driver acting under the influence of drugs impacting your car then you could be eligible for a compensation pay out. This is because you can prove that they have been negligent towards you by directly disobeying the road rules in this situation. 

What injuries might I claim for?

When it comes to this type of accident there are a number of injuries that you could claim for including:

  • Head and neck injuries including whiplash
  • Broken bones
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Potential death.

What should I do next?

Making a personal injury claim can seem difficult, but not when you use an industry leader like Manners Pimblett. Our team can work with you ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to.

So don’t delay, to start your compensation claim call the Manners Pimblett team today on 0845 077 0772. 

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