NEW YORK, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tracy Morgan isn't taking the accident he endured last month lightly. The comedian and several other passengers were severely injured and fellow comedian James McNair was killed, when an allegedly drowsy Walmart truck driver crashed into Morgan's limousine on the New Jersey Turnpike.
Morgan and three other survivors of the crash filed a lawsuit this week against Walmart Stores Inc. claiming that the retail giant was negligent because the driver of one of its tractor-trailers struck his limousine. The lawsuit alleges that "Walmart knew or should have known" that Kevin Roper, the 35-year-old Georgia man who was driving the tractor trailer, had been awake for more than 24 consecutive hours when the crash took place. Roper has been charged with one count of death by auto and four counts of assault by auto. He entered a not guilty plea. According to a warrant for his arrest, Roper had not slept for nearly 24 hours before the crash occurred.
The accident and subsequent lawsuit comes on the heels of a Senate Appropriations Committee vote to weaken trucking industry safety rules. Last month the Committee voted to suspend a new Department of Transportation regulation that requires truck drivers to take at least 34 hours off after working 60 consecutive hours in seven consecutive days or 70 hours in eight days.
This accident is further proof that with the newly relaxed trucking regulations in place accidents will continue to be imminent. Auto accidents involving large rigs like the one involved in Morgan's crash can cause serious injury and death. In addition, the medical bills that can come with these severe injuries and can create immense financial burdens for victims and their families alike. That's where a resource like Pegasus Legal Funding LLC, the lawsuit settlement company, comes in. Pegasus is well versed in motor vehicle accidents involving commercial trucks and tractor trailers has the ability to assist victims and their families with lawsuit cash advances quickly and easily and in most cases, 24 hours.
While, "Tracy Morgan's accident and lawsuit have put this issue in the public eye. The death and severe injuries that these victims endured in the crash reveal just how devastating accidents can be for victims. Victims often are unable to return to workwhile their medical bills and day-to-day living expenses continue to pile-up as they wait for compensation. We're here to help ease the financial stress for victims," said Bob Tansey of Pegasus.
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