Under the Influence - Greenville Drunk Driving Accident Attorney

Under the Influence - Greenville Drunk Driving Accident Attorney

I think by now we are all aware that driving under the influence isn't just illegal, it's terribly dangerous as well. There's a reason there are so many strict laws regarding what is and is not okay. When it comes to prescription medications, we even have a system to show just how dangerous they can be if you're operating heavy machinery, such as a car. When most people think about driving under the influence, they automatically think that the person is talking about alcohol. While this is obviously one of the biggest problems when driving, it definitely isn't the only one.

We are all well aware of the issues that come with drinking and driving. Almost all of us had to sit through lectures at school on this subject and we often see reminders around times of the year where heavy drinking tends to occur. Even if you don't have your state's legal limit committed to memory, you probably know that it likely doesn't exceed a drink or two. You most likely know enough to plan ahead if you're going to be drinking, and that you should never get behind the wheel if you feel even slightly tipsy. Unfortunately, not everyone else follows this law.

The other influence that we rarely hear about in regards to driving involves something that is completely legal to have: prescription medication. When you go to a doctor and have something prescribed to you in order to help you with an issue you may be experiencing, it can seem like you finally have something that will help you live your life the way you want. However, it is always important to wait and see how your body reacts to the medication before you start to drive. You never know when a medication will cause your reaction time to slow down or even make you fall asleep suddenly. Driving with new medication can be dangerous.

If you were involved in a crash that was caused by a driver who was under the influence, give Wayne Hardee a call right away. He has decades of experience working with cases exactly like this and can help you get the compensation that you deserve for your injuries and damages done to your vehicle. We know that this is likely a scary time, but you don't have to go through it alone. Let Wayne help you with the legal side of things so that you can focus on healing up and getting back to your life!