The Arkansas car and truck accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Alan LeVar were pleased to note comedian Tracy Morgan’s surprise appearance at the closing of Sunday’s 66th Annual Television Emmy Awards ─ an appearance that included comments both sincere and offhanded from the entertainer about the very serious crash he was in last year.
“It’s been a long way back. I suffered a dramatic brain injury that put me in a coma for eight days. When I finally regained consciousness, I was ecstatic to learn that I wasn’t the one who messed up,” Morgan said of the June 2014 accident on the New Jersey Turnpike in which the car he was riding in collided with a Walmart tractor-trailer. The National Transportation Safety Board determined that the Walmart truck driver, Kevin Roper, was responsible for the crash. But Roper’s legal team is fighting liability in court due in part to the fact that Roper had been awake for more than a day when the accident occurred.
While Morgan received a standing ovation for this turn on the Emmys to give out the award for Best Drama, accident attorneys for Kevin Roper were preparing a statement arguing that their client may be unable to find an impartial jury anywhere in the country. According to a segment of the statement obtained by the press, David Jay Glassman, Esq. is arguing that, “clearly the last thing on the mind of the Middlesex County prosecutor and the New Jersey Federal District Court Judge that permitted Morgan’s civil case to proceed was Mr. Ropers constitutional rights, including the right to have his guilt or innocence decided in a courtroom as opposed to an awards show.”
An estimated 11.9 million viewers watched the 2015 Emmys, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The twist and turns of this high-profile truck accident case perfectly illustrate that no matter who might get ticketed in the wake of a traffic event, it remains essential for any drivers involved in an accident to secure an experienced, sensitive and knowledgeable Arkansas attorney. To reach the Little Rock-area car and truck accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Alan LeVar, please call (888) 220-7068.