Las Vegas is a city that draws many celebrities. Not only do they travel there to perform in world-renowned shows, but many of them also consider the area a fun vacation spot. When such celebrities are involved in accidents that leave them without the ability to continue their careers, those who are at fault may be required to pay damages that account for their victims’ lost potential income. Depending on the performer’s earning potential, this may require compensation that stretches into the millions.
Comedian Tracy Morgan, star of the television show “30 Rock,” may be facing the end of his career due to the injuries he suffered in an auto crash. The collision occurred when a Wal-Mart truck rear-ended the limousine in which Morgan and three others were riding. One person died as a result of the accident; Morgan and the two other passengers were left with traumatic brain injuries.
Morgan has filed a negligence suit against Wal-Mart. Reports do not indicate how much Morgan’s estimated financial loss if he is unable to work ever again. It is noted, however, that the comedian was offered a movie and a show, neither of which he is able to do in his current condition.
Victims of accidents caused by the negligence of others may wish to pursue civil litigation, particularly if they are unable to work as a result of their injuries. If you are in such a situation and would like to learn how a personal injury lawsuit can help you address the financial losses you have suffered due to your lowered earning potential, you may want to speak with an attorney.
Source: New York Daily News, “Tracy Morgan: ‘I can’t believe Wal-Mart is blaming me for an accident that they caused,’” Dareh Gregorian, Sept. 30, 2014