SETTLEMENT REACHED IN TRACY MORGAN TRUCK CRASH
With so many commercial trucks making deliveries across the country every day, everyone who goes on the freeway is at risk of being involved in a serious truck accident. Whether a crash resulted from truck driver fatigue, distracted driving, vehicle malfunction or any other factor, truck accidents are a serious concern in Tennessee and other states. Most people will still remember the terrifying accident that comedian Tracy Morgan was involved in last year.
In the crash that occurred on the New Jersey Turnpike, Mr. Morgan and several other passengers in a limousine bus were seriously injured when a Walmart truck driver failed to notice traffic had slowed ahead of him. Fellow comedian James McNair (Jimmy Mack) was tragically killed. Mr. Morgan received numerous broken bones as well as a traumatic brain injury that continues to affect him to this day. His close relatives and associates believe his brain injury may negatively impact his career for the rest of his life.
Recently, Walmart and the victims of the crash came to a settlement agreement. The amount of the settlement has been kept confidential, but there are many who believe the amount is substantial due to the extent of Mr. Morgan’s injuries. Walmart also settled with the other victims and surviving family members of the crash. The truck driver is still facing criminal charges, including vehicular homicide and assault by auto.
The results of this case show how those who were affected in a truck crash may seek compensation for their injuries as well as their loss of income in the future.