Prescription Drugs and Motorcycles
The legal definition of intoxication is not based on the specific substances that cause a loss of safe functioning. Instead, the law defines intoxication according to the effect of the intoxicant. This means that drivers and riders can be held liable if they have compromised their physical or mental capabilities through the use of a prescription or over-the-counter drug.
If you have been involved in a collision with an intoxicated driver, you may be eligible to receive compensation for medical bills and other related expenses. Contact the Wisconsin motorcycle accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 for more information on your legal rights.
What Counts as an Intoxicant?
Motorists have a responsibility to recognize when they are not capable of driving in a safe manner. As an intoxicated motorist may weave in between lanes, fail to stop when traffic law dictates, and fail to use basic safety features such as headlamps and turn signals, it is imperative that these drivers and riders stay off of the road. Drivers and motorcycle riders should not get behind the wheel if they have used:
- Prescription drugs that alter motor skills
- Over-the-counter medications that alter motor skills
- Illegal drugs
If you or someone you love has been injured by a negligent driver or motorcycle rider, it is important that you stand up for your legal rights. To learn more about your options under the law, contact the Wisconsin motorcycle accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874 today.