Person Hurt in San Luis Obispo Car Accident on Highway 101
San Luis Obispo, California (February 21, 2020) – One person was injured in a multi-vehicle crash on Friday afternoon in San Luis Obispo, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The crash occurred on southbound Highway 101 just north of Los Osos Valley Road.
The police said four vehicles were involved in the crash. One of the involved vehicles was blocking the No. 1 Lane.
One person sustained minor injuries resulting from the crash. The victim was transported to a hospital by an ambulance for treatment.
More details were not available.
The crash remains under investigation.
What to Do at the Accident Scene after Crash
1. Always remain at the scene, relax and don’t panic.
2. Check if you, your passengers or any other party have injuries and then call an ambulance.
3. Call the police to document the incident
4. Take photos of the crash scene
5. If involved in a minor crash, move the car to the side of the roadway and turn on its hazard lights
6. Collect details regarding the accident from the witnesses
7. Don’t sign any documents unless it is from the authorities
8. Wait for the police to arrive before you can leave the accident scene
What to Do After Leaving the Accident Scene
1. Contact your insurance company and inform them about the crash
2. Collect a police report
3. Keep records of your physical injuries and mental condition
4. Get a property damage evaluation
5. Before providing any statements to the other motorist or his or her insurance company, seek a personal injury attorney to advise you legally and protect your rights
According to Arin Khodaverdian, the Managing Partner and CEO Alpine Law Group, a separate investigation by an experienced attorney is necessary so as clearly uncover the circumstances surrounding the collision. “An attorney will also help the victim to navigate all the legal processes in pursuit of fair compensation and justice. Car accident claims are rarely straightforward, and, regardless of the circumstances involved, liable insurance companies will often do everything possible to limit their out-of-pocket expenses by either devaluing or outright denying your claim. It is crucial, therefore, that you have an experienced attorney on your side,” said Arin.