The open road can be an intimidating thing to deal with, especially when the towering shape of a semi-truck appears when you least expect it. About 500,000 accidents are attributed to these massive vehicles every year and 5,000 of them result in fatalities. A truck accident can be devastating enough to completely change or end a life and can leave one’s family with the stress of paying medical bills and funeral fees. Unfortunately, for a group of people in New Jersey, a trucking accident has resulted in injuries and a death which are making national headlines.
Famed comedian and actor Tracy Morgan was left seriously injured early Saturday when his limousine was struck by a Walmart semi-truck driven by 35-year-old Kevin Roper. The accident claimed the life of Morgan’s mentor and fellow comedian, James McNair, and resulted in serious injuries for three other passengers. Morgan, along with the three others injured, was hospitalized and underwent surgery to repair a broken leg. Reports revealed the comedian’s injuries included broken ribs, a broken nose, and a broken femur. According to Morgan’s spokesman, the comedian is in critical condition but has shown signs of responsiveness.
Authorities revealed the truck’s driver had been awake for over 24 hours prior to the accident. His fatigue allegedly kept him from noticing slow-moving traffic and led him to crash into the limousine, causing it to hit other cars, spin, and flip over. Roper was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide and assault by auto. He was released on a $50,000 bail Saturday night and is expected to attend court later this week.
Fighting the Damage
A trucking accident can leave you and your family with irreparable damage along with the debilitating stress of having to pay medical bills, car damages, and funeral fees. They can happen anywhere, even in Texas. If you have been a victim of a trucker’s negligent driving and need the monetary compensation to help bring normality back into your life, the law offices of the J. Gonzalez Law Firm can help.
It’s unfair to be the victim of a devastating car accident that occurs due to negligence as well as having to deal with any resulting financial stress. With our personal injury attorney by your side, you are guaranteed determination, expertise, and thorough professionalism that will aim to construct an effective strategy to fight your case. It’s time to take a stand against injustice and claim the compensation you so rightfully deserve.
Don’t let the effects of a trucking crash take the joy out of your family’s life. The J. Gonzalez Law Firm has the legal advice and representation you need to take that first step in the path to recovery. For more information about our expert legal services, contact our McAllen office today.