St. Louis Drugged Driving Accident Attorneys
Committed to Seeking Maximum Compensation for Your Needs
At The Dixon Injury Firm, we strive to provide the greatest level of care and legal guidance for car accident victims throughout Missouri and Illinois. If you or someone you love was injured in a car crash caused by someone driving under the influence of drugs, our team can help.
Our drugged driving accident lawyers in St. Louis can guide you through your accident claim and see to it that you and your family are provided for during this trying time. Whether you need financial assistance because of loss of work, medical bills, or to pay for the costs of recovery associated with any injuries sustained because of the accident, Christopher R. Dixon and The Dixon Injury Firm is dedicated to quality representation.
What Is Drugged Driving?
Drugged driving is when the driver is operating their vehicle under the influence of a narcotic, opioid, or some other mind-altering type of drug other than alcohol. This is incredibly dangerous as the driver isn’t in their usual state of mind, resulting in poor decision-making and reaction times while driving.
Drugged drivingcan be caused by several different types of narcotics and drugs, such as:
Marijuana: Using marijuana influences a driver’s ability to function and be aware of the road. A person under the effects of marijuana can have difficulty perceiving speed, time, and distance. They are also more prone to making bad driving decisions.
Cocaine: Cocaine can give the driver the illusion of an intense high where they are operating at a higher, faster function, but this is an illusion. When a driver uses cocaine and then gets behind the wheel, they are more likely to make terrible driving decisions because of their altered state of mind.
Tranquilizers: Tranquilizers put animals to sleep. Anything that can put a horse-sized animal to sleep should never be used on a person to obtain a high, and if an individual makes the horrible decision to drive while under the effects of a tranquilizer and causes an accident, they should be held liable to the fullest extent of the law.
Opiates: Opiates are commonly used to combat depression, pain, and other types of injuries or diagnoses. They should not, however, be used prior to driving. Opiates cause drowsiness and can cause a driver to fall asleep behind the wheel. Never use an opiate before driving.
Amphetamines: Amphetamines put drivers in an altered state of mind where they may not make the correct driving decisions that they need to.
If you or someone you love has been injured because of the negligent actions of a drugged driver, you need an experienced drugged driving accident lawyer in St. Louis to protect your interest, legal compensation, and justice. We can aggressively litigate drugged driving cases and can see to it that you and your loved ones are cared for throughout this trying legal process.
How The Dixon Injury Firm Can Help
Christopher R. Dixon is more than just a car accident lawyer, he is a local Missouri resident who understands what it means to provide effective and comprehensive legal counseling to his fellow citizens who have suffered because of drugged driving accidents.
Chris Dixon: “I pride myself on tirelessly fighting for the injury victims who continuously trust me with their cases. It is an honor to serve and a passion which drives my existence.”
When you choose The Dixon Injury Firm, you are choosing a law firm that cares about you and wants to ensure that you and your family are provided for during this trying time.
Contact our St. Louis drugged driving accident lawyers today to seek quality representation for your case.