After a couple years of legalized marijuana in Colorado, Washington, and Oregon, studies are showing there are increased rates of auto accidents in those states.
Collision claims have increased by almost 3%.
While some argue that you can't compare one state to another because conditions are not exact, the president of the NorthWest Insurance Council that represents companies in Washington, Orego and Idaho, said this, "It would be difficult to say that marijuana is a definitive factor, lacking a citation in a significant number of crashes, to say that what we're seeing here is a trend."
An upward trend of accidents from legalized drugs affect people on the road much like those accidents caused from drinking and driving.
These accidents can be as deadly or damaging as others and may leave you and your family injured, needing medical care, and stuck with rising bills.
If you find yourself hurt in an accident caused by someone who was under the influence or driving recklessly, you may need a personal injury lawyer to help you get your medical treatment and medical bills paid.
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