Statistics on Increase in Car Accidents Post Legalization of CannabisAccording to statistics released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the Highway Loss Data Institute, there has been a significant increase in traffic accidents in states that have legalized cannabis use. Some of the significant findings in the report are as follows:
- There has been a 6 percent increase in accidents involving motor vehicles and a 4 percent increase in ones that resulted in fatalities.
- Drivers who drive under the influence of alcohol and marijuana are 500 percent more likely to sustain serious injuries in an accident, resulting in hospitalization. The spike in accidents is significant if we consider that drivers who drive under the influence of alcohol have a 300 percent chance of getting into a serious accident.
Why It Is Illegal to Drive under the Influence in IllinoisWhether you have a license to use marijuana or not, it is illegal to drive under the influence of any drug in Illinois. This is understandable as drivers who are under the effect of the drug can:
- React to hazardous road conditions too late
- Take longer to brake
- Take more time than lucid drivers to respond to hazardous road conditions
- Have difficulty staying in their lanes
Contact an Experienced Car Accident Attorney in GrayslakeIf you were involved in a car accident in Grayslake, you have rights, whether you were under the influence or not. At the Law Offices of Robert T. Edens, P.C., we can assign an experienced lawyer to you who can protect your rights and ensure get the maximum compensation you deserve. Why shouldn’t a team of legal professionals protect your rights? You deserve the best representation and so much more for the pain and suffering you have gone through. Our Illinois personal injury law firm has been fighting for car accident victims such as you for more than two decades. We have closed more personal injury cases successfully in Illinois than most firms. Please take your time to make an informed decision by going over our website and our services. Once you have made up your mind, contact us for a free consultation.