Thursday, May 28, 2015


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Tracy Morgan and Walmart have announced a settlement regarding the New Jersey accident which seriously injured Morgan and killed comedian James McNair last year.

The terms of the settlement are being kept confidential, according to a press release first published by Marketwatch. A New Jersey car accident lawyer is reviewing the details of this case.

"Walmart did right by me and my family, and for my associates and their families. I am grateful that the case was resolved amicably," Morgan said in a statement. The 30 Rock and Saturday Night Live alum suffered broken leg bones, a broken nose and several broken ribs in the crash last June.

Walmart and Benedict P. Morelli, attorney for Tracy Morgan, comedian Ardley Fuqua, and Jeffrey Millea, announced the settlement agreement. Millea and Ardie Fuqua Jr. also were critically injured. An Islandia car accident attorney represents clients involved in  auto accident and injury claims involving a commercial vehicle.

"Our thoughts continue to go out to everyone that was involved in the accident," said Greg Foran, Walmart U.S. president and CEO. "While we know there is nothing that can change what happened, Walmart has been committed to doing what's right to help ensure the well-being of all of those who were impacted by the accident. We worked closely with Mr. Morelli, and we are pleased to have reached an amicable settlement that ends this litigation. We are deeply sorry that one of our trucks was involved." A Detroit auto accident lawyer is following this story closely.

State Police said Walmart truck driver Kevin Roper, 35, failed to see slow-moving traffic while driving on the New Jersey Turnpike. His truck slammed into a 2012 Mercedes limousine-bus carrying Morgan, McNair and several others. A Cleveland auto accident attorney represents clients injured in automobile accidents.

"Walmart and I worked diligently to reach this settlement for the plaintiffs and their families," says Morrelli. "Walmart took full responsibility for the accident, which we greatly appreciate."

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