Marijuana and Car Accidents
Individuals driving under the influence of marijuana pose a serious danger to other drivers. In recent years, comedic films and television series that have characters who drive while on this drug have become very popular, whereas drunk driving has generally been criticized in the media. But independently of what may be seen on television or in the movies, the truth is that marijuana use and driving nearly doubles the risk of a fatal highway accident.
If you or someone you love has been in a serious car accident involving a driver who was under the influence of marijuana, contact an Iowa car accident lawyer from LaMarca Law Group, P.C. by calling 877-327-2600 to discuss your legal options.
Marijuana and the Central Nervous System
Marijuana affects the central nervous system in a number of ways which make driving safely next to impossible. Some of the serious mental effects of marijuana include:
- Memory loss
- Loss of coordination
- Trouble thinking correctly-this is especially true with quick problem solving, which is vital to avoiding accidents
- Distorted perceptions-as with sights, sounds, time and touch
- Severe paranoia
- Severely slowed functioning and delayed reaction time
Making the decision to drive while under the influence of marijuana is a reckless choice that puts the lives of many others in danger.
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured by an individual who was driving under the influence of marijuana, contact an Iowa car accident lawyer from LaMarca Law Group, P.C. by calling 877-327-2600.