What Happens When Medicine Causes a Car Accident?
Negligent drivers cause car accidents by failing to follow traffic rules, failing to stay aware of other drivers, keeping a distance from other vehicles, maintaining their cars, and speeding and driving recklessly. In addition, a driver can fail to stay alert at the wheel and ignore road conditions and traffic flow because they have consumed medication prescribed by an assumed trustworthy pharmacist or physician.
Typically, most of us trust our doctors and pharmacists undoubtedly. We assume that a licensed professional such as a medical doctor, a pharmacist or even our mechanic will have our best interest in mind when we use them to provide a necessary service. Unfortunately, sometimes mistakes are made or these professionals might put their interests and profits first over the well-being of their patients and customers. It is possible for a medical professional to prescribe the wrong medication based on a misdiagnosis due to insufficient testing or evaluation.
Mistakes are possible even when your doctor correctly orders the appropriate exams and the correct treatment and medicines. It’s possible that a pharmacist unfamiliar with your medical records or other prescription medicine fills a prescription that will cause side effects. Also, a pharmacist may not interpret a prescription satisfactorily or fail to ask if you have any allergies or if you are taking other certain medicines that may interact with the new prescription. Either an allergic response or an unfavorable mix of medicines can lead to an impaired ability for someone to properly be able to drive their vehicle on the road.
Car Accidents Involving Personal Injury
When a car accident occurs causing personal injury, it’s assumed that it’s due to the driver being distracted or under the influence of alcohol or illegal substances. Even drowsiness can lead to a driver causing an accident. However, police and investigators may fail to investigate if the driver who caused the crash has been a victim of a medical reaction due to an inappropriate prescription of a negligent doctor or pharmacist.
Typically, when insurance claims are filed after a moving vehicle collision, the insurance company adjusters want to quickly assess and designate liability for the damages involved. If you or someone you know is involved in a car crash and have been injured due to a negligent driver, it is recommended that you consult with an experienced legal professional who is able to investigate all aspects of the case and give you the best possible defense available.
Your Clearwater Car Accident Attorneys
At The Fran Haasch Law Group, we take pride in our thorough representation for residents in the Clearwater area and their families. We place the needs of our clients first when engaged in legal battles with insurance companies. Our lawyers are dedicated to fight for your fair outcome. We will help you get the best possible results whether it’s for injury and/or property damage compensation or fairness for a wrongful arrest. Look out for your best interests and the best interests of your family by contacting our Clearwater car accident attorney team today to schedule a free consultation.