Comedian and actor Tracy Morgan is now out of the hospital and entering the court room to file a civil action lawsuit against Wal-Mart for the damages wrought by the July highway accident involving Morgan’s limousine and one of Wal-Mart’s trucks. In addition to filing for personal injury compensation, Morgan and his fellow plaintiffs seek compensation for the family of James McNair, a comedian and mentor of Morgan’s who was killed in the accident. Morgan and fellow comedian Ardley Fuqua, Jr. along with personal assistant Jeffrey Millea are all filing suit against Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and Wal-Mart Transportation LLC. Lawsuits with regard to trucking accidents are always complicated. As a result, you should pursue action with one of the best law firms that specialize in this area. A highly rated Denver truck accident law firm is Denver Trial Lawyers.
Morgan was released from a New Jersey rehab center at the beginning of July after being treated for a broken leg, broken nose, and a few fractured ribs. His personal assistant Jeffrey Millea is still in the hospital and will represented by his wife in the court proceedings.
Kevin Roper has been identified as the driver of the Wal-Mart truck that rear ended Morgan’s limousine on the New Jersey turnpike. With Roper currently out on bail and pleading not-guilty to death by auto and assault by auto, the civil action suit hopes to pinpoint who is to blame and provide compensation for the pain and suffering of the victims involved.
Since the accident, controversy has surrounded Roper and his condition during the accident, with many claiming that he was sleep-deprived and unfit to be behind the wheel. Reports have shown that he had been awake for over 24 hours when the accident occurred and is responsible for the severity of the crash. Morgan and the others injured hope to find Wal-Mart guilty of negligence in allowing Roper to get behind the wheel in such a sleep-deprived condition. Though it is not conclusive whether Roper had violated any government or Department of Transportation regulations, Morgan and his lawyers believe that Wal-Mart should have been aware of Roper’s danger to the road. It has also been reported that the crash-prevention brakes system was not properly installed in the Wal-Mart truck and could have prevented the gruesome accident had it been.
Wal-Mart claims to be fully cooperating in the case and it remains to be seen how Morgan and those involved will be compensated for their injuries and the loss of James McNair.
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