According to reports, Tracy Morgan and Wal-Mart reached a confidential settlement almost a full year after a Wal-Mart truck slammed into Morgan’s limo, severely injuring Morgan and five other passengers—one of whom died almost instantly .
There’s no real way to tell how much he’s getting from the company, but for Morgan to settle before trial it’s gotta be a lot:
- The truck driver reportedly admitted to police he hadn’t slept in 24 hours
- Morgan’s pain and suffering was well-documented
- Morgan’s legal team strongly suggested that they intended introduce evidence at trial indicating Morgan might never work again.
- Which is all to say, $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Wal-Mart did right by me and my family, and for my associates and their families,” said Morgan in a statement Wednesday. “I am grateful that the case was resolved amicably.”
Still, the legal consequences of the crash are far from over—the driver is still reportedly facing criminal charges, which could result in Morgan testifying at trial.