Actor Tracy Morgan decided to sue Wal-Mart, linked to the terrible car crash in which the star was injured. Morgan claims that Wal-Mart was negligent when truck driver Kevin Roper crashed a tractor trailer into the vehicle in which Morgan, alongside James McNair, were riding.
After this terrible accident, Tracy Morgan was injured, while unfortunately comedian James McNair was killed. The lawsuit was filed on Thursday in US District Court, in New Jersey. In the lawsuit filed by Tracy Morgan, it is claimed that the accident was caused by the negligence of Wal-Mart. The driver of one its vehicles ran into the van of the actor.
What Morgan and his legal team claim is that the company should have known that one of its drivers had been awake for more than 24 hours. Moreover, the lawsuit indicates that traveling for work from Georgia to Delaware was “unreasonable”. So, what Morgan thinks is that due to the extreme tiredness, the driver fall asleep at the wheel. “As a result of Wal-Mart’s gross, reckless, willful, wanton, and intentional conduct, it should be appropriately punished with the imposition of punitive damages,” the lawsuit says.
Currently, Tracy Morgan is at a rehabilitation center, trying to recover from the accident. After the accident, Morgan suffered a broken leg and broken ribs. His close friend, James McNair was killed. The 62 year old comedian was well known under the name of Jimmy Mack. The other passengers in the vehicle, Ardley Fuqua, Jeffrey and Krista Millea, were injured.
The driver of the truck, pleaded not guilty to death by auto and assault by auto charges. The man is accused of not sleeping for more than 24 hours prior of the car accident, which is a violation of the law in the state of New Jersey.
No comments on the lawsuit were made by Tracy Morgan until now. Naturally, Wal-Mart made no comments about this case, either. In the lawsuit, the star asks a jury trial, as well as punitive and compensatory damages. It is yet to discover what will be decided on this case and if it will go to trial, in front of a jury, as Morgan asked in his petition.