Nitrous Oxide Can Impair DriversTampa Bay Legal News
Traffic accidents in Florida that are caused by inebriated drivers have the potential to cause extensive damages for victims. Unsuspecting drivers who are hit by careless and reckless drunk drivers deserve to be compensated to the full extent based on the damages that they suffered. No one should ever get behind the wheel if they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol because their ability to effectively and safely operate their vehicle is significantly reduced. There is no doubt about the strong correlation and the statistics showing the relationship between serious traffic accidents and inebriation.
Victims who were hit by a drunk driver should call the Tampa personal injury attorneys at Fulgencio Law immediately. It is important to get started on your Florida personal injury claim so that your attorney can get ahold of all of the relevant evidence necessary to build the strongest claim possible. You deserve to be compensated for the complete amount of damages you suffered and when it comes to drunk driving accidents, you may have a case to have punitive damages added to your settlement amount.
Does Nitrous Oxide Cause Impaired Drive?
Nitrous oxide can alter the mind and a person’s ability to function properly. It can also cause substantial impairment and if a person has nitrous oxide in their system, they should not get behind the wheel. Medicinally, nitrous oxide has been used for a very long time as a way to ease pain and discomfort in patients. Gaining access to nitrous oxide isn’t very difficult. It is used in common products that you can buy at the store such as whipped cream. All one would need to do is buy a can of the whipped sweet treat and anyone can do this because there aren’t limitations or regulations on who can obtain whipped cream from a can. Then, it is just a matter of taking the time to take the can apart to gain access to the nitrous oxide held inside.
Individuals who want a more direct option for obtaining nitrous oxide can easily go online and just search for cartridges. Many options come up and offer these folks the ability to obtain the gas. If the gas is ingested, otherwise known as doing a “whip-it” the individual will become intoxicated. The effects of nitrous oxide last many hours making driving an irresponsible decision. If an individual causes an accident because they have nitrous oxide in their system, they may be charged with driving under the influence. If this happens civil and criminal charges may ensue.
Speak with a Florida Personal Injury Attorney Today
The repercussions for driving under the influence are substantial for the individual that decides to engage in this careless behavior. Doing so also puts others at unnecessary risk for harm. If a negligent driver crashed into you and caused your Florida automobile accident, you have rights and you deserve to obtain as much compensation as possible. To obtain help with your Florida personal injury claim call the professional and talented Florida serious injury attorneys at Fulgencio Law to schedule your free consultation at (813) 463-0123.