Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan was critically injured a few weeks ago after a tractor-trailer rammed into his chauffeured limousine bus, setting off a chain-reaction crash that left a fellow comedian dead and two others seriously hurt. A truck driver from Georgia was charged with death by auto in the crash that killed Morgan’s mentor as the group traveled home from a standup comedy show in Delaware. The fatality occurred after the Mercedes limo bus carrying seven people overturned on the New Jersey Turnpike near Cranbury Township at about 1 a.m. Tracy Morgan and another passenger were flown from the accident scene to the hospital, where they were listed in critical condition.
Too often we hear about these catastrophic events involving tractor-trailers. We at William Rawlings & Associates have handled thousands of cases where clients and their loved ones have suffered life altering injuries and sometimes death. Sadly, most of these events could have been prevented had the driver of these big rigs taken very small safety precautions. Many times these truck drivers are over worked and driving on little sleep. They feel pressure by clients and employers to get their cargo delivered on time and often before that. We have the experience and knowledge to handle truck accident cases and have helped thousands of victims and their families to make sure they are well taken care of after recovery.
In the above case the tractor-trailer driver apparently failed to slow for traffic ahead and swerved at the last minute to avoid a crash. But it smashed into the back of the limo, prompting a chain-reaction crash with a second tractor-trailer, an SUV and two cars. The survivors are expected to spend weeks in the hospital after multiple surgeries and many more weeks of physical therapy thereafter. These expenses can financially destroy a family. William Rawlings & Associates have helped many victims and their families get compensation for all of their medical expenses, time off work, rehabilitation, training for a new occupation (if their disability keeps them for returning to their previous employment) and financial security for the rest of their lives, not just for themselves but their family as well. Call us if you or a loved one has been in an accident with a big rig. It is vitally important that we get started on your cases right away!