There are many different things that can affect driving ability. These range from driving while very emotionally upset to driving while under the influence of a mind-altering substance. There is some confusion, however, about what exactly counts as a mind-altering substance. Many people assume that this only refers to alcohol and recreational drugs, but it extends far beyond that. In fact, many drugs that you can pick up over the counter at any pharmacy or even grocery store can be mind-altering to the point that it is unsafe to drive while taking them.
Individuals who take an over the counter drug that can affect driving ability are responsible for their actions while under the influence of the drug. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a car accident in which a driver was under the influence of a mind-altering medication, contact your Iowa car accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (515) 705-0233 today for a free case evaluation.
Types of Offending Drugs
There are certain drugs that are widely known to have mentally impairing side effects after being taken. These include:
- Antihistamines not labeled as non-drowsy
- Nighttime cold and flu medication
Always test out a drug before you get behind the wheel to see how it will affect you.
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a car accident involving a driver who was under the influence of a mind-altering drug, contact your Iowa car accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (515) 705-0233 to discuss your case with an experienced legal professional.