After an accident involving a drunk driver, it is usually fairly obvious that they have been drinking. As soon as they exit their vehicle, you can smell alcohol on them. They are slurring their words and stumbling or falling over. You have probably been around drunk people before and know generally what to look for.
Spotting a driver who is intoxicated by a substance other than alcohol can be a little more difficult. There may not be any kind of noticeable odor. Unless you have spent considerable time around drug users, you might not have a very developed sense of what to look for. In some cases, even trained police officers can fail to notice that a driver is under the influence of drugs. Knowing the signs of drug intoxication can help you catch on quickly if your car accident was caused by an impaired driver.
There are often signs of an intoxicated driver’s impairment if you know what to look for. The problem is that most people who do not have a drug user in their life do not know what the signs of drug impairment are. When the driver who just hit you steps out of the vehicle, look out for:
Many of these indicators might have an alternate explanation, but if you notice multiple signs, then you may want to take note. If you suspect that the liable driver is intoxicated, you should alert the police to your suspicions.
If you have been injured by a potentially intoxicated driver, Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices may be able to help you recover compensation. Our skilled Bloomingdale car accident attorneys will seek out evidence that corroborates your theory that the driver who hit you was under the influence of drugs. Call 630-932-9100 to start with a free consultation.
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