Reports out this morning indicate that a young man named Jeffrey Liao was involved in a car accident in the afternoon of April 14th. When Medford Police officers entered his vehicle they discovered several pounds of marijuana in various forms for sale.
The nearly 30-year-old man is from Sharon, and the accident occurred on Main Street in Medford. The car was removed by a flatbed truck. Officer Jason Montalbano stated that the illegal items found in the vehicle were clearly put together to be sold later.
Car Accidents and Marijuana
Medford car accident personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman understand that their clients do not have to show that the driver was under the influence of a drug when the accident occur in order to win. The victim only has to establish that the driver’s actions were what caused the injuries. This usually means proving negligence. Demonstrating, through a police report or drug lab reports that the offending party had marijuana (THC) in his or her system will certainly help to establish that the driver did not exercise reasonable care while driving. Although marijuana use is no longer illegal in Massachusetts, individuals still must exercise care while driving and avoiding driving while intoxicated by the drug.
Marijuana dispensaries are one entity to look at for fault in some instances. Injuries from a car accident caused by someone who is high on marijuana that they just ingested at a dispensary could make the dispensary liable under Massachusetts law.
Contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman at (617) 367-2900 and schedule a consultation 24/7.