In Maryland today the use of prescription and illegal drugs is very common. Prescription drugs are commonly prescribed for a plethora of ailments, syndromes & disorders including: Insomnia, Depression, Anxiety Disorders and Pain Management among others. Recreational drugs are typically used as a form of self medicating with intoxication being the ultimate goal. With the increase in the amount of prescribed drugs in our society there is also a noticeable spike in the amount of Drugged Driving Accidents in Maryland. These are accidents involving recreational drug or prescription narcotics compared to alcohol. Despite the fact that these prescriptions explicitly say not to drive or operate machinery while taking medication people still do. In addition, the use of recreational drugs and operating a motor vehicle while on them is increasing on Maryland’s roads, highways & interstates. With that, you can be hurt or injured in a Narcotics Induced DUI Accident without the negligent driver having consumed any alcohol.
Driving on Drugs Defense Attorney
Having been practicing Personal Injury Law in Maryland for many years in the Non-Alcohol Related DUI Accident Lawyers at Shelsby & Leoni are fully qualified to represent those injured with narcotics related DUI accidents. If you have been the victim of a non-alcohol related DUI accident please call The Law Office of Shelsby & Leoni at (410) 385-5612. . The Maryland Auto Accident Lawyers at Shelsby & Leoni serve those injured in Baltimore, Hartford Cecil and Prince George Counties.
Common Narcotics Associated with Drugged Driving Accidents
Prescription drugs that alter ones mental state are very commonly involved in drugged driving accidents in Maryland. Many of these medications are used, and sometimes misused, to relieve or kill pain, induce sleep, relieve anxiety as well as relax tense or strained muscles. Common brand names of these drugs are Percocet, Vicodin, Norcos, Xanax, Valium, Ambien, Lunesta, Phenergan & Flexeril among others. Illegal, street or recreational drugs often seen in non-alcohol related driving accidents are Cocaine, Crack Cocaine, Ecstasy, Marijuana, Hashish, Heroin, Crystal Meth and various hallucinogenics.
Narcotics Induced Driving Accident Injuries
Drugged driving accidents can induce a plethora of injuries depending on various factors such as angle of accident, speed at impact and where in the car you were situated. Commonly, injuries to the soft tissue areas, joints & ligaments and bone fractures are sustained in auto accidents. Accidents occurring at high rates of speed or those involving larger vehicles can result in more severe injuries such as those to the Central Nervous System (CNS). The CNS includes head, brain, neck and spinal cord. Wrongful death can often be the end result of a drugged driving accident.
Helping You Navigate through the Personal Injury Lawsuit Process
Being injured in a Drugged Driving accident can be an incredible stressful and convoluted legal battle. The Baltimore, Maryland Drugged Driving Accident Attorneys at Shelsby & Leoni are well equipped to handle your Drugged Driving Accident claim. Being a good Maryland Drugged Driving Accident Lawyer involves more than just examining evidence, accident scene and medical history. It also involves determining whether or not the medications are legally prescribed. The attorneys and their staff will work tirelessly to demonstrate whether or not the defendant took the prescribed drug at the prescribed, therapeutic level or above.
Contact a Baltimore, Maryland Drugged Driving Accident Attorney
Injuries that are sustained in a drugged driving accident in Maryland can change your life forever on many levels. The Maryland Accident Lawyers at Shelsby & Leoni will fight to get you the compensation you entitled to for your injuries, pain, suffering, lost wages as well as medical expenses. If you, a loved one or a family member have been injured in a drugged driving accident in Maryland please call the Maryland Illegal Drug Induced Accident Lawyers at Shelsby & Leoni at (410) 385-5612. Or, click here to email the firm.
The Maryland Personal Injury & Auto Accident Attorneys at Shelsby & Leoni proudly serve those injured in car, truck & motorcycle accidents throughout all of Maryland including cities and towns such as: Towson, Annapolis, Northeast, Rising Sun, Chesapeake City, Baltimore, Elkton, Bel Air, Baltimore County, Harford County, Cecil County, and Prince George’s County.