Injuries sustained during truck accidents can be catastrophic and require extensive therapy and rehabilitation.
Comedian Tracy Morgan is still attempting to recover from a truck accident that occurred on the New Jersey Turnpike last summer. Morgan spent several months in the hospital with broken ribs and a broken leg. Additionally, Morgan suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the June 7 accident that killed one and injured several of his friends.
Morgan’s attorneys have said that he is still attempting to recover from the TBI. The driver involved in the crash was criminally charged with assault by auto. The driver reportedly had been awake for 24 hours prior to the accident and allegedly violated several commercial transportation laws.
Morgan filed a lawsuit against Wal-Mart, saying the retailer should have known that the driver was awake for over 24 hours and about his commute of 700 miles from his home in Georgia to work in Delaware, according to the Associated Press.
He is seeking punitive damages along with compensation to pay for his medical treatment.
Can I Speak to an Attorney If I’m Injured in a Truck Accident?
If you suffer personal injuries due to a transportation company’s negligence, you should seek damages. Money obtained through a lawsuit can help pay for costly rehabilitation and therapy.
Brain injuries, like that of Morgan’s, are incredibly expensive. According to the Brain Injury Association of America, the average cost for acute based hospital care for a victim is about $8,000 per day.
A lawsuit can help with medical bills, lost wages, vocational impairment, rehabilitation expenses and other damages. Help is available if you have been injured in a truck accident. Our firm is here to field your questions and take your calls.
Targan Pender & Strickland, P.C. – Atlantic City Accident Attorneys