Navigation Links
Tampa Car Accident Lawyer from The Disparti Law Group Pushes for Strong Stance Against Drugged Driving

Tampa, Fla. (PRWEB) December 20, 2012

Tampa car accident attorney Larry Disparti said today that National Impaired Driving Prevention Month in December should inspire state leaders to consider laws that would reduce the risk of drugged driving accidents in Florida.

The White House has proclaimed December to be National Impaired Driving Prevention Month 2012.

“Stronger laws and stiffer penalties have reduced the incidence of drunk driving, and they could do the same in Florida for drugged driving,” said Disparti of The Disparti Law Group, P.A., whose Tampa personal injury lawyers represent victims of Florida car accidents.

“Adopting ‘per se’ drugged driving laws and continuing to fund training so local police can better recognize drugged driving are steps Florida legislators could possibly take to increase highway safety in our state,” Disparti said.

“Per se” drug laws make it illegal for a driver to operate a motor vehicle with any amount of a controlled substance in their body. “Per se” laws are also known as “zero tolerance” laws.

Seventeen states have enacted such “per se” drugged driving laws, according to the Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA).

Florida is among 49 states with Drug Evaluation & Classification Programs (DEC) that train law enforcement officers to become certified Drug Recognition Experts (DRE) who can successfully identify drug-impaired drivers and determine the category of drugs causing their impairment, according to the GHSA.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said in 2009 that 16.3 percent of drivers tested on weekend nights had drugs in their systems. The NHTSA’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) shows that 1 in 3 deceased drivers with known drug-test results tested positive for drugs, including illegal substances, and over-the-counter and prescription medications.

FARS data also say the overall number of drivers killed in car crashes in the U.S. has declined, but the involvement of drugs in fatal crashes has increased by 6 percentage points over the past six years.

The Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Division’s Traffic Crash Statistics Report 2010 says 1,236 drug-related crashes occurred in the state in 2010 caused 106 fatalities and 957 personal injuries.

“It’s time for Florida to respond to drugged driving in a manner equivalent to the successful efforts to reduce drunk driving that were begun in the 1980s,” Disparti said.

The Tampa car accident attorney added that drivers who cause injury or death while under the influence of drugs should be held fully accountable.

“Anyone seriously injured in a car accident through no fault of their own, which was caused by a drugged driver, has a right to seek full compensation for their losses, pain and suffering from that driver or – really – that driver’s insurance company,” Disparti said. “It’s important for those victims to work with an attorney who has experience in drugged driving and other impaired driving cases.

About Disparti Law Group, P.A.

Disparti Law Group, P.A., is a Tampa Social Security disability benefits and personal injury law firm that handles a variety of personal injury claims, including car accidents, slip-and-fall or premises liability, products liability, medical malpractice, wrongful death, nursing home neglect and inadequate security. Additionally, the firm provides legal assistance to individuals in cases involving Social Security Disability (SSD), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), railroad disability (FELA and RRB claims) and veterans’ benefits (including TSGLI claims). The firm serves clients across the U.S., including Illinois, Ohio, Georgia, Tennessee, Houston, Chicago, St. Louis, Washington, D.C. and the South Florida communities of Tampa, Miami, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Bonita Springs, Clearwater, Fort Meyers, Holiday, Naples and Port Charlotte. The firm features Florida offices at 1041 U.S. 19, Holiday, FL, 34691 (local phone 727) 934-7862) and 2203 N. Lois #830, Tampa, FL 33607 (local phone (813) 932-2942). To learn more about the Tampa Social Security Disability lawyers of the Disparti Law Group, P.A., call (800) 633-4091 or use the firm’s online contact form.

Read the full story at

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Accident Attorneys Announce New Ugly Christmas Sweater Social Media Contest
2. Semi Truck Accident Victims Center Now Offers Holiday Passenger Vehicle Drivers Some Vital Safety Tips When Sharing The Highway With A Semi Truck
3. Drug to treat opioid addiction poses risks for accidental exposure to children
4. Semi Truck Accident Victims Center Warns Families of Innocent Passenger Vehicle Victims Killed in a Crash Involving a Semi Truck to Not Wait to Long to Get Attorneys
5. Dr. Michael Reiss of Southern Nevada Chiropractic Helps Car Accident Patients with Neck or Back Pain by Providing Computerized Spinal Exam and a Copy of His Book
6. Semi Truck Accident Victims Center Urges Innocent Victims Of A Semi Truck Accident In California Or Their Families To Call Them First-For An Enequaled Service
7. Semi Truck Accident Victim Says Its Vital For Family Members to Call Us First if a Loved One is a Innocent Victim of a Semi Truck Accident Anywhere in the United States
8. NJ Accident Lawyers at Console & Hollawell React to New Motorcycle Crash Data from the U.S. Government Accountability Office
9. Semi Truck Accident Victims Center Urges Innocent Victims Of A Semi Truck Accident In Texas Or Their Family Members To Call Them For The Names If The Best Law Firms
10. Car Accident Victim Obtains $1.9 Million Settlement from Insurance Company, Says Washington D.C. Personal Injury Attorney Mike Slocumb
11. Drivers Glaucoma May Boost Accident Risk
Post Your Comments:
(Date:12/1/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... December 01, 2015 , ... ... at the 7th Annual 2015 Golden Bridge Business Awards under the New Products ... a zero capex web based sample management software that helps labs ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... , ... December 01, 2015 , ... ... medical images have been lifted as IMAGE Information Systems launches MED-TAB™ -- the ... North America Annual Meeting from November 29 to December 4, 2015. , ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... The importance of ... is the focus of numerous abstracts accepted for presentation here, at the 101st ... Nine abstracts highlight the use of Volpara Solutions’ quantitative breast imaging software tools ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... December 01, 2015 , ... ... their independence is everything. That is why Hollister Incorporated has launched the VaPro ... offer this next product in the VaPro touch free catheter portfolio,” said Michael ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... Francisco, CA (PRWEB) , ... December 01, 2015 ... ... Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE) today announced that the organization has awarded ... in San Francisco, with a Distinguished Award. The award celebrates exceptional special needs ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/1/2015)... , Dec. 1, 2015 Building on ... Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ) today ... Pharmaceutical Companies to significantly reduce the burden of ... up 74 percent of new HIV infections among ... World AIDS Day, these new initiatives include collaborations ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... 01, 2015 ... addition of the "2016 Europe ... E. Coli, Enterovirus, Rhinovirus, Rotavirus, Salmonella, ... their offering. --> ... the "2016 Europe Enteric Disease ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... Relmada Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCQB: RLMD), a clinical-stage company ... today that the company will present at the LD Micro ... the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel in Los Angeles, ... Therapeutics, will present on Thursday, December 3, at 9:00 am ... Please register at least 10 minutes prior to the start ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: