An attorney experienced in litigating personal injury lawsuits involving all types of motor vehicle and motorcycle accidents may provide invaluable assistance to anyone involved in an accident. Powell Law has litigated on behalf of the injured for 111 years. If you have suffered some injury as the result of an accident, call the attorneys at Powell Law. Your first consultation is free.
In a study of fatally injured drivers released earlier this year, findings revealed that 2015 was the first time that drug use was more prevalent than alcohol use. The data indicates that drivers killed in motor vehicle crashes are more likely to be under the influence of drugs than alcohol. The number of drivers who tested positive for drugs after dying in a crash rose fifteen percent during the ten-year period from 2005 to 2015 (28 percent in 2005 to 43 percent in 2015).
Forty-three percent of motorists had used a legal or illegal drug, while 37 percent tested above the legal limit for alcohol, according to the report released in the spring of 2017 by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility.
More than a third of these drivers had used marijuana and more than 9 percent, amphetamines. The report references European studies that found marijuana use slightly increased the risk of a crash, while amphetamines, opioids and mixing alcohol with drugs greatly increased the risk.
Attorneys must have the ability and expertise to analyze all of the legal and technical issues of a particular legal matter. Powell Law has litigated on behalf of the injured for 111 years. If you or a loved one has suffered any type of injury resulting from a motor vehicle accident, contact Powell Law at (570) 961-0777. The consultation is FREE and you don’t pay anything unless we win.