Actor/Comedian Tracy Morgan is still hampered by the effects of the debilitating injuries he sustained from the horrific highway crash that occurred on the New Jersey Turnpike this past June while he was on his way back from a show in Delaware.
His longtime friend James “Uncle Jimmy Mack” McNair perished in the accident.
Morgan, who is best known for his work on Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock suffered major trauma to his brain, as well as a broken leg, nose and ribs and even after multiple surgeries and intense rehab sessions, his lawyer, Benedict Morelli confirms that Morgan still has a very long road ahead. He spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about the status of the beloved funnyman, “He is fighting to get better, and if there’s a chance for him to be back to the Tracy Morgan he once was, he’s going to try to do that”. “But we just don’t’ know because of the severity of the injuries that he sustained and the fact that he has such a severe brain injury”.
Meanwhile the ongoing case between Morgan and Wal-Mart is still in progress as lawyers for both sides met in a New Jersey courtroom on Tuesday to confer with the judge about the upcoming schedule.
Morgan was supposed to have begun filming a comedy series for FX Network this past August – but that project was put on hold following his accident. As far as the case goes, he is seeking punitive and compensatory damages but Wal-Mart contends that the injuries the victims accumulated were also due to the fact that they were not wearing seatbelts.
An initial investigation revealed that the truck driver Kevin Roper was driving above the speed limit. He was charged with death by auto and four counts of assault by auto. That case will reach a decision sometime next month