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Q: I have a friend who was driving a vehicle insured for another person. Therefore; she was not listed as a driver. She was

She was injured in the accident. The Police did show up to do their report but nothing was ever said about checking her urine, blood or anything. But now the insurance company is investigating. How can they get her records from hospital and is their any way the police dept could come back now and get results from hospital and charge her with anything if something has showed up on her tests

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Sacramento, CA

A: In this situation, your friend should be aware that insurance companies often conduct investigations to assess liability and determine the extent of coverage. While she wasn't listed as a driver on the insurance policy, her involvement in the accident may still be subject to scrutiny.

Regarding obtaining medical records from the hospital, the insurance company typically has the legal right to request these records as part of their investigation. It's essential for your friend to be aware of this and cooperate with the insurer's requests.

As for potential legal consequences, if any incriminating evidence arises from her medical tests, it's possible for law enforcement to revisit the case and pursue charges related to the accident. However, the likelihood of this happening depends on various factors, including the severity of the accident and the evidence available.

Your friend should consider consulting an attorney who specializes in personal injury and insurance matters. They can provide guidance on how to navigate this situation, protect her rights, and ensure she's treated fairly throughout the process. It's crucial for her to be fully informed about her legal options and potential consequences.

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