August 12, 2014 03:10:44 GMT
The former '30 Rock' actor's attorney Benedict P. Morelli tells Matt Lauer that Morgan is still recovering from injuries he sustained following a fatal crash at the New Jersey Turnpike.
Tracy Morgan's attorney has shared some info regarding the actor's latest condition following a fatal car crash at the New Jersey Turnpike two months ago. Speaking to Matt Lauer on "Today" show on Monday, August 11, the attorney, Benedict P. Morelli, shared that the actor was still "struggling."
"He's still struggling, but he's a fighter and he's had issues before that he's fought through, and he's fighting hard," Morelli said. "The interesting thing is that at the beginning, the Internet was saying that [Morgan] was dead. And then they said they amputated his leg. Now it's coming out that he's doing great. None of those things are true or accurate."
"He's got the fighting spirit, but every day is different. Some days he's very down," Morelli additionally told NY Daily News. "It's not only physical, it's emotional."
Morgan suffered from a broken leg, a broken femur, a broken nose and several broken ribs after his car was hit by a Wal-Mart truck on June 7. Morgan's friend, comedian James McNair, passed away in the tragic accident. Two other passengers were also severely injured.
The former "30 Rock" star filed a lawsuit against the company last month, saying, "Wal-Mart was careless and negligent in the ownership and operation of its motor vehicle, which caused Mr. Morgan to suffer severe personal injuries." Morelli also talked about the lawsuit during his appearance. "I'm going to show if I have to in court that that's the culture (at Wal-Mart). That's what they set up. They know. ... They have to make sure that this doesn't happen," Morelli said.
The company has released a statement after the comedian filed the lawsuit. "We are deeply sorry that one of our trucks was involved. As we've said, we're cooperating fully in the ongoing investigation. We know it will take some time to resolve all of the remaining issues as a result of the accident, but we're committed to doing the right thing for all involved," it read.