Some van accident claims in Methil are drug related. If you’ve been injured in a road traffic accident involving someone who was driving under the influence of narcotics, you will be entitled to claim compensation for any injuries you’ve sustained, and we here at Accident Advice Helpline can help you to do so.
The effects of taking drugs
Drugs can impair anyone’s driving ability in many ways. These include:
- Slowing your reactions times
- Creating erratic and aggressive behaviour
- Interfering with your ability to concentrate
- Making you nauseous
- Creating hallucinations
- Bringing on panic attacks
- Causing tremors (the shakes)
- Creating dizziness
- Making you feel fatigued
Some people claim that they feel sharper under the influence of drugs. The truth is that they adversely affect reaction times and have unpredictable effects.
New drug driving law to be introduced
In March 2015 a new law is to be introduced which will limit the amount of certain controlled drugs that can be taken. This new law will specify limits for the various types of drugs. If you are over said limit you will be prosecuted. The drugs the new law covers includes things such as:
The limits will be set at a low level. For example smoking one cigarette containing cannabis will be enough to register you over the set limit.
Penalties for driving under the influence of drugs
The penalties if you test positive and are over the set drug taking limits are similar to those for drunk driving:
- A 12 month ban from driving (minimum)
- You will gain a criminal record
- A fine (up to £5,000) and/or a 6 month prison sentence
Finding out how much compensation van accident claims in Methil are worth
Whatever injuries people’s van accident claims in Methil cover, the causes are not relevant in terms of compensation. A broken leg sustained in an RTA with a drugged driver is the same as a broken leg sustained in an RTA with a driver exceeding the speed limit.
To find out how much compensation your injury is normally awarded, go to Accident Advice Helpline’s website and locate the HOW MUCH compensation calculator. Answer a few simple questions about your injury and you’ll be given your estimate. The exercise takes about 30 seconds on average.
The compensation claim application process is a simple one
Making out a no win no fee* injury compensation application is quite straight-forward. The form you’ll find on our website (just click on the green “claim now” button) it is self-explanatory. But if you do need help or you have any questions, you can chat to one of our experienced advisors via the toll-free helpline service we provide.
- From landlines call 0800 689 0500180 4123
- From mobiles call 0333 500 0993
All calls are treated in confidence. Any advice you are given is free of charge and comes without any obligation to proceed further. The no win no fee* service that AAH uses comes highly recommended by Ester Rantzen.
Date Published: 25th November 2014