Yes. A driver who is under the influence of marijuana or other drugs may cause a fatal accident—but so too can a sober driver. Accordingly, it is important to know exactly why a driver who is high on pot may be dangerous and what you should do if your loved one has been killed.

Three Reasons Drivers Who Are High May Be Dangerous

Studies indicate that a person who is under the influence of marijuana may:

  • Make slower decisions
  • Have problems with peripheral vision
  • Have trouble multi-tasking

All of these things can impede driving and potentially cause serious or fatal accidents on Spaghetti Junction, the Henry Watterson Expressway, or other Louisville area roads.

What You Need to Know If You’ve Lost a Loved One

If you have reason to believe that the driver who hit and killed your loved one was high on pot at the time of the accident, then it is important to understand your rights and your possible recovery. The Commonwealth of Kentucky may have a criminal case against the driver, but that will not result in a financial recovery for your family. Instead, the representative of your loved one’s estate may have the right to bring a wrongful death case and fight for your family’s recovery.

To learn more, please read our FREE report, Critical Information to Know Before Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Kentucky, and fill out our online contact form today to have your individual questions answered.

 

Mark K. Gray
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