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What Should I Do If I Was Injured by a Driver on Opioids or Prescription Drugs?

Illinois Injury Lawyers for Drugged Driving Accidents

If you suspect that a driver on opioids or prescription drugs caused a car accident in which you were injured, you should contact a personal injury attorney so that an investigation can begin immediately. The team at Salvi & Maher, L.L.C. is equipped to lead the investigation and to determine liability for your injuries.

The United States is currently in the midst of an unprecedented drug problem. The abuse of opioid painkillers and other prescription drugs has become an epidemic, and many thousands of Americans have lost their lives to opioid overdoses. Since 1999, the rate of overdose deaths involving opioid pain relievers and heroin has nearly quadrupled, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Determining Liability for a Drugged Driving Accident

Unfortunately, the dangers of drug abuse are not limited to those who use drugs. A person who gets behind the wheel while taking opioids or other prescription drugs—even if they were legally prescribed—places the lives of others at risk as well. Drugged driving and drunk driving continue to be among the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents in the United States.

When an accident occurs as the result of drugged driving, it is crucial that an investigation begin as soon as possible. Evidence of alcohol or drug use by the other driver could be lost if you do not act quickly. If you have been involved in an accident where you think alcohol or drugs may have played a role, call the police, and then contact our office. Our experienced team will go to work in determining what factors may have contributed to the crash, and we will help you hold the proper parties accountable.

To learn more or to schedule a free consultation, call 847-662-3303. Our firm has four convenient office locations to serve you, including in Waukegan, Wheaton, Richmond, and Chicago.

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