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Drug-Impaired Driving Crashes

Jacksonville auto accident attorneys

In many cases, motorists who use caution and drive responsibly can prevent being injured in a car accident. However, in some cases, auto accidents are unavoidable. Unfortunately, drug-impaired driving, also called drugged driving, is on the rise in Florida, especially with the current opioid epidemic. The negligent actions of drugged drivers put all road users at risk of being severely or fatally injured.

In the event that you've been injured in an accident caused by a drug-impaired driver, you need an attorney who will fight for you every step of the way. The attorneys at Pajcic & Pajcic possess a wealth of knowledge of Florida's complex legal system and have the case result to prove it, including $5 million awarded to a crash victim who was struck by an impaired driver. Contact us today and find out how we can help you.

Why drug-impaired driving is so dangerous

Under Florida law (Fla. Stat. § 316.193), it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance, drug, or another harmful chemical to the extent that the person's normal faculties are impaired. However, it is not uncommon for some drivers to break the law by driving under the influence of drugs and putting other road users in danger.

What kinds of drugs can affect your driving ability? Common controlled substances in Florida include:

  • Opioids
  • Stimulants
  • Hallucinogens,
  • Prescription drugs
  • Benzodiazepines, and
  • Cannabinoids.

When a driver operates a motor vehicle while under the influence of illegal or prescription drugs, his or her judgment and reaction time become impaired. Drug-impaired driving can also result in falling asleep at the wheel or driving erratically.

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    Drugged driving lawyers who hold negligent drivers accountable

    If you have been injured in a drug-impaired crash, you should speak to an experienced car accident attorney who will investigate your accident and use crucial evidence to build a strong claim. The injuries sustained in an accident with a drugged driver can be severe, resulting in months, and possibly years, of physical therapy and medical treatment.

    Even if the other driver is 100 percent at fault for causing your accident, his or her insurance company will often go to great lengths to protect their bottom line. They may try to downplay your injuries in an attempt to offer a low-ball settlement that barely covers the cost of your medical expenses, lost wages, and suffering. An experienced auto accident attorney at Pajcic & Pajcic can fight to hold negligent drivers and their insurance companies accountable for your losses. When the insurance companies refuse to pay, we're ready to take them to trial. It's not just about the money; it's about preventing future accidents from occurring on Florida roadways.

    Don't let the insurance companies take advantage of you. Contact us today for a free case evaluation. You can also call our Jacksonville office at (904)-358-8881.

    Pajcic & Pajcic
    1 Independent Dr Suite 1900
    Jacksonville, FL 32202

    Local: 904-358-8881

    Fax: 904-354-1180