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What Will Recreational Marijuana Mean To Florida Attorneys In Accident Cases?

As you probably know, there is already an initiative on the ballot in Florida that will open the door to medical marijuana if it is approved. This is expected to be voted on in November.

Whenever medical marijuana becomes a factor in a state, it soon follows that there will be approved growers and dispenseries — and that legal recreational marijuana may be more likely.

Although it’s impossible to know exactly what all the laws around this will entail, it’s a good idea for people who are wondering about accident cases to think about what the future may hold.

Impaired Behavior That Leads To An Accident Can Aggravate The Situation

Naturally, you already know that drinking and driving — and doing many other risky things “under the influence” — can be grounds for significant criminal penalties. Of course, such behavior can also make an accident case more severe.

It’s very likely that things will be similar in the event that recreational marijuana comes to Florida. Those who decide to use marijuana in such a way will have to be careful not to partake in situations where they could cause harm to others by action or inaction.

Should they fail to do so, then any accident that they cause may very well be found to be their fault. After all, virtually all accident cases have an element of negligence that must be found before things can proceed to the point of offering damages to the aggrieved party.

One thing to bear in mind is that, given the serious nature of marijuana offenses, most people have very little experience with it in the present. That being the case, there will be a “learning curve” — for users and the rest of society — in terms of what is or is not permissible.

Alcohol and prescription drugs can also alter one’s perceptions and potentially impair them, of course. No doubt, most Floridians will take the good judgment that they’ve learned in dealing with those things and apply it to any legalization of other substances.

However, there is certainly a chance that, in the event of legalization, accidents will spike — and they could be very serious, with some resulting in death.

Our Team Of Top Florida Attorneys Is Here To Help You In A Changing Legal Landscape

When it comes to protecting people from wrongful injury and aggressively pursuing damages in cases of wrongful death, our team is the top in the Southwest Florida region.

Changing legal conditions throughout the state can impact your existing cases or can make you more likely to fall victim to wrongful injury in the future, so we are always alert to change.

No matter what the future might hold for the Sunshine State, it’s imperative that people like you take that first step and get the necessary legal representation they need to safeguard their rights.

Of course, you shouldn’t make any decision about your legal situation on the basis of a website. Call or email the team at Get Me Justice in order to find out more about your particular situation.

No matter where you decide to get assistance for your legal concerns, remember to do so fast. Important evidence in your case could be lost or destroyed if you wait too long to take action.

Reach out to us today and one of our senior attorneys will evaluate your case.

Attorney David Goldman has a strong belief that everyone should be treated fairly and those with the means should do what they can to bring justice in all areas of our society. That belief has led him to help Florida's injured from being taken advantage of by corporations and insurance companies. Since 1989 David Goldman has been fighting for the rights of Floridians both as an attorney and by personally supporting our community.

What Will Recreational Marijuana Mean To Florida Attorneys In Accident Cases?

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