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Prescription Medications and Driving Safety

Many people are well aware of the dangers posed to traffic safety by motorists who choose to drive under the influence of alcohol, but are strikingly less aware about the dangers of driving after taking a prescription drug or over the counter medication. The chemicals contained in these pharmaceutical products are often much more potent than alcohol, and if they are taken improperly or without consideration for the way that they might affect someone’s ability to drive, the consequences can be disastrous. All car accidents have the potential to cause serious injury, but studies have shown that those in which a driver was impaired are prone to be far more serious.

If you have been injured in a car wreck that was caused by another motorist’s prescription drug or over the counter medication use, you may have grounds for a civil lawsuit. A successful legal action can gain you the financial compensation that you need to address medical bills, lost wages, automobile repairs, and other damages as necessary. Contact the Sheboygan car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 for more information.

Common Medications Which May Affect Driving

While it is true that people have different tolerance levels for alcohol, this pales in comparison to the variety of ways in which people respond to the potent chemical concoctions that are found in modern pharmaceutical products. Doctors and pharmacists should caution a patient about potential side effects, but it is fundamentally a driver’s responsibility to avoid getting behind the wheel without being aware of how a medication might affect driving performance. Common medications that may adversely affect driving include:

  • Antihistamines
  • Sleep medications
  • Blood pressure medicine
  • Allergy medicines
  • Decongestants
  • Narcotic pain relievers
  • Diabetes medications

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Let us help you to fight for the compensation that you deserve if you have been the victim of a drug-impaired driver. Contact the Sheboygan car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 to learn more about your legal options.

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