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Tracy Morgan Still Recovering From Brain Injury, Lawyer Says

Comedian is suing Wal-Mart for negligence over fatal crash.

UPDATED ON : NOVEMBER 19, 2014 / 01:00 PM

Tracy Morgan still has a long road to recovery ahead of him, his lawyer, Benedict Morelli, says. The comedian is still recovering from a traumatic brain injury sustained in a highway crash in New Jersey more than five months ago.

The 30 Rock star also suffered a broken leg, nose and ribs.

Morelli gave the update in court on Tuesday, where he and representation for the Wal-Mart corporation appeared for a scheduling conference in Morgan’s lawsuit against the mega-retailer. Morgan sued for punitive and compensatory damages after a Wal-Mart truck slammed into the back of a limo van that was transporting Morgan and several friends on their way back from a show. One person was killed and three others were injured, two seriously. Morgan spent several weeks in the hospital and in rehab.

Wal-Mart's response to the lawsuit, filed in late September, was to blame the victims' injuries on the fact that they weren’t wearing seat belts.

Looks like the parties will battle it out in court sometime next year.

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Written by Evelyn Diaz


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