THE MINNEAPOLIS CAR ACCIDENT LAWYERS AT THE SCHMIDT SALITA LAW TEAM HAVE HANDLED CASES INVOLVING CLIENTS INJURED BY DRUGGED DRIVERS.
Drug Impaired Driving
Drug-impaired driving is a growing problem in the U.S., and the laws are complex and vary by state. There are over 400 drugs that are tracked by NHTSA that can cause impairment, and each one has a different impact on every user. As states address the issue of drugged driving, the need for additional data is important.
In May 2018, GHSA published Drug-Impaired Driving: Marijuana and Opioids Raise Critical Issues for States, a report analyzing the latest-available data on drugged driving, providing an in-depth look at the impact of marijuana and opioids on driving, and offering a number of recommendations for how states and traffic safety stakeholders can best address the issue. The report notes that as this issue grows, impaired driving program focus should expand to include all impairing substances.
GHSA also published a 2017 report summarizing the state of knowledge of drug use by drivers on America’s roadways and identifying actions that can be taken to detect and prevent drug-impaired driving. It also provides a number of recommendations in areas ranging from planning to education to laws and prosecution.
GHSA works with the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org) to combat the issue of drugged driving. GHSA and Responsibility.org sponsor a grant program to help states train law enforcement officers to recognize drug-impaired drivers. In addition, Responsibility.org has created a DUID Checklist for Policymakers, which can be accessed on their website.
Together, GHSA and Responsibility.org enable states to provide law enforcement officers with the advanced training and skills necessary to detect drivers who are impaired by marijuana and other drugs. As drug-impaired drivers continue to be a nationwide problem, this partnership aims to ensure that law enforcement agencies and highway safety offices have all the tools available to them to identify these drivers. Learn more about the partnership here.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team Handles a Wide Variety of Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Claims.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team handles cases involving car accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian car accidents, and bicycle accidents. It has many years’ experience in workers , products liability and medical malpractice cases.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team has extensive experience with concussion injuries, traumatic brain injuries, neck and back injuries, whiplash injuries, broken bones, injured joint injuries (knee, hip, shoulder, wrist, ankle, spinal), amputation injuries, and vision and eye injuries.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team has offices through out the State of Minnesota. Its primary location is at Ridgedale Office Center in Minnetonka, near the intersection of I394 and I494. The offices offer handicap accessible with ample parking.
The Schmidt Salita Team Offers Contingent Fee Arrangements.
The firm offers contingent fee agreements (You don’t pay lawyers fees until you collect and then only as a percentage of the settlement). It also offers home and hospital visits to clients whose injuries present difficulty in coming to the office.
“PERSONAL INJURY WITH PERSONAL ATTENTION TO EACH CASE”.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team has locations throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul, as well as Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Plymouth, Osseo, Anoka, Coon Rapids, Brooklyn Center, Fridley, Blaine, Shoreview, Woodbury, Falcon Heights, Columbia Park, Stillwater, Hastings, Inver Grove, Cottage Grove, South St. Paul, Apple Valley, Eagan, Burnsville, Savage, Shakopee, Richfield, Bloomington, Chaska, Chanhassen, Edina, Eden Prairie, and Hopkins.