Posted on behalf of Stephens, Anderson & Cummings on Nov 18, 2014 in Truck Accidents
Comedian Tracy Morgan says he is struggling to regain normal cognitive abilities due to a brain injury sustained in a June truck accident, the Associated Press said.
According to an AP report, Morgans legal counsel claims he is working very hard to overcome the challenges he now faces, but that he may never be the Tracy Morgan he once was. In addition to traumatic brain injury (TBI), Morgan suffered a broken nose and broken ribs in the collision.
Morgan is now embroiled in a civil suit against Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, whose vehicle was involved in the crash that took place June 7 in New Jersey.
The severity of the injuries Morgan potentially faces are representative of what a large portion of truck accident victims struggle with: decreased functional capacity, a need to re-learn various life skills, and even the complete loss of some of these abilities. Depending on the portion of the brain that is injured, TBI patients may struggle with language, logic, regaining motor skills or suffer from emotional problems.
According to the National Transportation Safety Board, the driver that hit Morgans vehicle was traveling approximately 65 mph at the time of the accident. One passenger was killed in the crash, and although driver Kevin Roper was not named in Morgans suit he was charged with four counts of assault by auto and one count of death.
Injuries can plague the survivors of truck accidents for an indefinite amount of time. Some people may suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) because of the ordeal, and yet others may require years of revision surgery to help heal scars or manage chronic issues.
The truck accident attorneys at Stephens, Anderson & Cummings understand the struggle that victims of these collisions face. If you were hurt, or if someone you love died in a truck accident, contact us today to learn about your legal options.
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