Paso Robles, CA asked in Car Accidents for California

Q: My friend was in an accident he got hit by a passenger bus his car is totalled and he is hurt. Police cleared from intox

Can he go to hospital to get medical care for his leg and his contusion without him having to get blood drawn?

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William John Light
William John Light
Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: If he doesn't consent to a blood draw, then the hospital cannot force him to have one. If the police get a warrant for a blood draw, then it can be taken against his will.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: if the accident is not his fault, he should consult a local PI lawyer for assistance.

i assume that means he is having an abuse problem...ie illegal substances?

a lawyer should guide him re medical treatment.

if he has delayed to long, it may not be an attractive case for a lawyer.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Baton Rouge, LA

A: Not enough information is provided to answer----I do not know when you posted this, however as I answer this on Memorial D at 8:00 a.m. PST, I suspect enough time may have passed for the alcohol issue to be a non-issue. If not, then wait 24 hours or so before seeking medical treatment if he is able-----that said, if the injuries are severe enough, then you should immediately seek medical treatment and not worry about the consequences of a blood test.

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