Under Nebraska law, it is illegal for a driver who is under the influence of drugs to operate a vehicle. This law includes both illicit and legally prescribed or accessed drugs if they impair a person’s ability to drive.
Drugged driving is a serious safety risk. If you suspect the other driver was under the influence of drugs at the time of the accident, it is important to report this information.
Gathering Evidence After an Accident
When you’ve suffered an accident like this, gather all information you can at the scene. Since a breathalyzer will not provide evidence of drug use, you need other evidence such as:
- Observations of what you saw prior to the accident, such as swerving or falling asleep at the wheel
- Observations after the accident such as stumbling, mumbling, or erratic behavior
- Witness statements
- Blood tests taken as soon as possible after the crash
- Data from cameras in the area of the crash
It’s critical that a full investigation is completed to show what happened and, potentially, what the cause of the accident was. You should supply information to the police for your car accident report. Then, turn to an attorney for help.
Your Nebraska Car Accident Lawyer Will Help
Your car accident attorney will work closely with you to gather any information you have. Then, your lawyer will gather publicly available information and other evidence in the case the police may have. All of this information is critical. With it, you can file a complete claim for your losses.
This can also help you protect a fair recovery of those losses. You may be able to collect compensation from medical bills, lost time at work, and property damage. This may include claims for pain and suffering.
Call the Law Office of Matthew A. Lathrop, PC, LLO to get support for complex cases like this. Our personal injury attorney can help you prove your case. Call us today for a free consultation.