High Profile 18 Wheeler Collision Results in Lawsuit

07/18/2014 // Albuquerque, New Mexico, US // Fadduol, Cluff & Hardy // Fadduol, Cluff & Hardy // (press release)

Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan, who was recently released from a rehab facility following a serious 18 wheeler collision, has now filed a lawsuit against the major retailer whose truck driver stands accused of causing the accident. Speaking out about the crash for the first time since it occurred last month, Morgan recently expressed gratitude for the support he has received in getting through a difficult time.

Source: ET Online Report “Tracy Morgan speaks out for first time since accident”

“The “30 Rock” star, 45, has sustained a number of serious injuries stemming from the accident, including a broken leg, a broken femur, a broken nose and several broken ribs…Though on Saturday, Morgan’s rep confirmed some good news — he’s finally out of rehabilitation.”

To read further about the story, visit http://www.cbsnews.com/news/tracy-morgan-speaks-out-for-first-time-since-accident/.

The driver in the crash, which left Morgan with critical injuries, and resulted in the death of another comedian, has since been charged with vehicular homicide and assault by auto. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges, a move Fadduol, Cluff & Hardy attorneys say many truck drivers do in an effort to avoid liability.

Source: CNN Report “Trucker in Tracy Morgan crash pleads not guilty amid sleep deprivation reports”

“The driver of a truck that plowed into a bus carrying comedian Tracy Morgan pleaded not guilty during his arraignment Wednesday amid accusations that he had not slept for 24 hours before the crash.”

To read the CNN report further visit, http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/11/showbiz/tracy-morgan-crash/index.html.

According to the Albuquerque big rig accident lawyers of Fadduol, Cluff & Hardy, Morgan’s decision to file a suit against Walmart was a step many of those who have been injured in a similar type of accident should consider taking. Particularly in cases where gross negligence or misconduct on the part of a truck driver was involved. Like Morgan, accident victims in these cases typically have to undergo intensive medical treatment or prolonged rehabilitative care. These are expenses that drivers or companies responsible for an accident should bear, not the victims. Also, as illustrated by the truck driver’s plea in the Morgan case, because many truck drivers refuse to take initial responsibility even if there is overwhelming evidence supporting that they are at fault for an accident, filing a civil suit is often the only means that victims can get just compensation for damages they have incurred.

The Fadduol, Cluff & Hardy Albuquerque truck accident law firm is available for those in the area who have been hurt in a big rig accident and have questions about their legal rights. Individuals who need help can obtain a free case evaluation or arrange to speak with an attorney at the firm about their legal options today.

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