Drunk drivers are not the only intoxicated drivers on the road.
It is important to keep in mind that some medications can cause you to be sloppier behind the wheel. With cold and flu season coming up, many people will be taking medications that make you drowsy or that actually contain a quantity of alcohol in them. It’s important to keep that in mind. Police are looking for intoxicated drivers of all kinds; not just drunk drivers.
Prescription medications can also be very dangerous when you’re behind the wheel. If you’re given a prescription medication and it has a warning on it not to operate machinery or drive, heed that warning! The medication may have very serious effects and, even though you might not feel them right away, you may start feeling them 15 minutes, 30 minutes or even an hour after you’ve taken the medication. If it causes drowsiness, this drowsiness can come on very strong and it can turn you into a very dangerous driver.
People are responsible for being careful about the medications that they take before they get onto the road. If you’ve been hit by a driver who was too heavily medicated to be behind the wheel, contact a Texas car accident law firm. If someone needed a medication for whatever reason, they need to take that into account before they get behind the wheel. Having a medical reason to take a medication does not excuse them from responsibility for what happens due to them driving under the influence of that medication, and you likely have a pursuable claim against them.