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Flagger struck by truck at airport claimed a brain injury





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brain, brain injury, chest, cognition, fracture, head, mental, occiput, psychological, rib, traumatic brain injury
On April 17, 2020, Andre Lopez, 39, was struck by a truck operated by James Strachan. Lopez was working as a flagger for a construction project at Los Angeles International Airport at the time of the accident. Lopez was thrown approximately 25 feet as a result of the impact. Lopez claimed to his head, ribs and left shoulder. Lopez sued Cab West LLC, Strachan and Strachan’s employer, Allied Protection Services. Lopez alleged that Strachan was negligent in the operation of his vehicle, and that Allied Protection Services was vicariously liable for Strachan’s actions. Cab West, which had rented the vehicle Strachan was driving to Allied, was dismissed from the case. The defense had argued that Lopez was comparatively negligent., Lopez was knocked unconscious, but regained consciousness at the scene. He was taken by ambulance to the hospital. Lopez claimed he suffered a traumatic brain injury, a hematoma of the occipital surface of his head, a blunt head injury, rib fractures and a left shoulder injury. He also claimed he suffers from mood disorder due to a traumatic brain injury. Lopez has no memory of the accident, nor the day after the accident. He was admitted to Casa Colina’s transitional living center program to treat his TBI. Lopez was still treating with Casa Colina at the time of settlement, and had not been able to return to work. Lopez sought recovery for past and future pain and suffering, past and future lost wages and past and future medical costs.
Superior Court of Los Angeles County, Central, CA

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