Tracy Morgan still fighting brain injuryOn 01/31/2019 by admin
US comedian Tracy Morgan is fighting to recover from a severe brain injury suffered in a highway crash more than five months ago, a court has been told.
Morgan’s lawyer, Benedict Morelli, said the former Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock star suffered a traumatic brain injury in the June 7 crash on the New Jersey Turnpike, in addition to a broken leg, nose and ribs.
“He’s 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,” Morelli said.
“But we just don’t know because of the severity of the injuries that he sustained and the fact that he had such a severe brain injury.”
Lawyers were in court in New Jersey for a scheduling conference in Morgan’s lawsuit against Wal-Mart.
Morgan wasn’t at Tuesday’s proceeding, during which lawyers met with the judge to settle on a schedule.
A Wal-Mart truck slammed into the back of a limo van that was carrying Morgan and several friends on their way back from a show in Delaware.
One person was killed, and three others were injured, two seriously.
Morgan spent several weeks in the hospital and in rehab.
Morelli didn’t discuss specific aspects of Morgan’s condition, but said he hasn’t fully recovered.
A comedy series Morgan was to have begun filming in August for FX Network was put on hold after the accident.
“We’re hoping and praying to get him back to where he was. But the jury’s out.”
Morgan sued for punitive and compensatory damages.
In a response to the lawsuit filed in late September, Wal-Mart contended the victims’ injuries were partly due to the fact they weren’t wearing seatbelts.