When Another Person’s Medical Issues Land You in the Hospital, It’s Time to Take Action
“Warning: Do not operate a motor vehicle until you know how this medicine affects you.” So many prescriptions contain this routine warning that it’s easy for people to ignore—often at the risk of a serious Maryland car accident.
Perhaps the other driver assumed that he was immune to the drug’s side effects. Maybe he felt the pressure to continue on with life, disregarding any potential dangers. When that potential danger turns to reality, in the form of a Maryland car accident that puts you or a loved one in the hospital, your first reaction may very well be anger.
You have every right to be upset and every right to demand compensation for your injuries. After all, it wasn’t your choice to end up in the hospital. You didn’t decide to disregard a doctor’s warning and put others at risk. If you’ve been involved in a car accident in which you think prescription drugs may have played a part, you should contact a skilled Maryland car crash lawyer who can help you prove your point.
Today, thousands of adults take prescriptions for anything from high blood pressure, to anxiety, to heartburn. Whether the person who caused your Maryland car accident had been taking medications for a long-term medical issue or was on a temporary dose of antibiotics may make a difference. Questions to consider include the following:
- How long had the person been taking the medication?
- How high was the dosage?
- Had the side effects taken effect before the driver got behind the wheel?
- Did the person know of the potential danger and knowingly drive anyway?
The answers to these questions may very well affect the outcome of the decision regarding the amount of compensation to which you are entitled. If you’ve been seriously injured in a Rockville car accident in which prescription drugs were involved, contact an experienced Maryland auto accident attorney for help. To request a free consultation or more information on car accidents in Maryland, contact Nickelsporn and Lundin at 800-875-9700, or by filling out our online form.