Attorney Nick Casper Represents Truck Driver Shot After Coliseum Security Guards Forbid Him to Spend the Night in Grounds

According to a recent article published by SF Gate, a truck driver was shot while sleeping in the cab of his truck near the Oakland Coliseum. Now, he has filed a lawsuit against the stadium authority for alleged negligence, stating the security guards did not allow him to stay the night in the stadium’s parking lot, where he would have remained safe.

The suit stated that the 73-year-old trucker was accustomed to staying the night in the fenced parking lot of the Coliseum as he made deliveries to the complex regularly. According to sources, the trucker would stay the night within the fence borders then make the deliveries during the morning hours so that he would not have to stay the night in a “high-crime area”.

However, on the night of December 15, 2015, the security personnel of the venue refused to let him enter the lot in order to make an evening delivery. When the driver asked the guards where he should park his truck to sleep, security personnel instructed him to the west side of Interstate 880, which is across from the stadium and Oracle Arena.

That night, the truck driver was awaked by banging on his tractor door and the smashing of his driver’s window. When he went to confront the intruder, he sustained serious injuries due to gunshot wounds to the abdomen.

Because the truck driver was accustomed to staying the night in the safety of the Coliseum perimeters, the suit states that the authority of the stadium negligently exposed him to hazard when the security personnel failed to let him enter the grounds.

The lawsuit seeks to pursue compensatory damages for the truck driver, who stated he suffered lost wages and the use of his truck. In addition, he seeks compensation for medical and hospital expenses incurred as a result of his injuries.

Attorney Nick Casper of Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook, who is representing the truck driver, states the trucker stayed in the hospital for at least one month and was not able to return to work for a year. In addition, he still suffers pain when driving and can no longer drive “as far.”

To learn more about the case, read the full article here or contact our Walnut Creek personal injury lawyers at Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook.

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