The serious injuries actor Tracy Morgan sustained along with the fatal ones suffered by his passenger in a Walmart car accident involving a semi-tractor trailer in June 2014 underscore the dangers associated whenever a 5000 pound passenger vehicle meets a 16,000 to 30,000 pound 18-wheeler. In fact, many loaded trucks can weigh far more with some up to 90,000 pounds. In a collision, the motorist and passengers are at distinct and tragic disadvantage. You are 5 times more likely to suffer injuries or a fatality in an accident with a semi truck than in one with another passenger vehicle.
The fatal passenger is the Tracy Morgan case was comedian James McNair who was survived by two adult children. They received a $10 million settlement payable in monthly installments over their lifetime. Mr. Morgan has a separate lawsuit against Walmart, owner of the truck, and had been going to rehab for many months. A recent Tracy Morgan case update indicated that the actor had recently married and appeared to be improving. He had sustained a broken arm, nose, rib fractures and a broken femur. Read more