NEW YORK, NY Oct. 1 (TLC) – New York City plaintiffs’ lawyer Benedict Morelli represents actor and comedian Tracy Morgan in his civil claim against Wal-Mart, which stems from the June 2014 traffic accident that seriously injured Morgan and left a close friend of his dead.
Morelli was quoted yesterday in The New York Post on the prospects for Morgan’s recovery; Morgan, photographed this week in a wheelchair, is apparently not fully recovered from his injuries. Morelli said “the jury is still out” as to whether Morgan will be able to perform again.
The June accident on the New Jersey Turnpike involved a tractor trailer owned by Wal-Mart, which failed to stop and crashed into the rear of a van limosine occupied by Morgan, friend and fellow comedian James McNair, and two others; McNair was killed in the accident, and Morgan and two others were injured. Reports following the crash indicated that the driver of the tractor trailer had been awake for more than 24 hours.
Morelli was inducted into The Ten Leaders Cooperative in 2008.