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Can I recover for car accident injuries caused by a driver who was legally taking medicinal marijuana? Should I talk to a Bloomington car accident attorney?

In August 2013, Illinois became the 19th state in the nation to legalize medical marijuana. The law, which is scheduled to go into effect in 2014, has strong supporters and strong opponents. However, there is one thing that many supporters and many opponents can agree upon and that is that nobody wants to see an increase in serious car accidents injuries or fatalities because of the new law.

It remains against the law to drive under the influence of marijuana in Illinois. That includes drivers who are taking marijuana legally for medicinal purposes and not for illegal recreational purposes. If you are injured by a driver who was legally taking medicinal marijuana, then it is important to talk to a Bloomington car accident lawyer about the accident, about your injuries, and about your potential recovery.

A Bloomington car accident attorney will fight hard for your fair and just recovery of damages for things such as medical expenses, lost income, out-of-pocket costs, pain, suffering, and other losses that you incurred as a result of the accident.

For more information, we encourage you to contact an experienced Illinois car accident attorney today via this website or by calling 309-827-4800 or 866-532-4800. We also invite you to read our FREE book, The Ultimate Guide for Automobile Accident Victims, to learn more. We wish you the very best in your recovery.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham