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Trucking accident injuring Tracy Morgan to be settled

One of the most high profile accidents of 2014 appears to be nearing a settlement. Comedian Tracy Morgan, likely best known for his stint on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” reportedly has reached a settlement with Wal-Mart stemming from the accident he was involved in last summer.

As we have highlighted in prior posts, Morgan and several other people were seriously injured when the limousine van they were riding in was struck by a semi-truck owned and operated by Wal-Mart. Initially, the retail giant claimed that it was not at fault for the injuries, even after it was learned that the driver of the truck had been awake for more than 24 hours before the crash. Instead, Wal-Mart claimed that the parties were injured because they were not wearing their seatbelts.

Little has been reported about the negotiations between counsel for the injured parties and Wal-Mart. Nevertheless, the retail giant settled with the family of the one person killed in the crash, comedian James “Jimmy Mack” McNair in February. The details of the settlement with Morgan have not been disclosed, but Morgan and his representatives have praised Wal-Mart’s willingness to compensate them.

It is reasonable to speculate that the settlement will cover medical costs, rehabilitation costs, pain and suffering as well as lost revenue (both past and future) that Morgan may miss out on. Since the crash, he has rarely been seen in public, and it is unknown whether he will work again.

If you have questions about the process of settling an accident claim, an experienced personal injury attorney can help. 

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