After a horrific accident that's left Tracy Morgan's career in limbo, critically injuring himself and several others — in addition to taking the life of his friend and fellow comedian James McNair — a judge has greenlighted the comedian's plans to sue Wal-Mart.
Currently in rehab for his injuries — from which he may never recover — the news comes as a tiny bit of solace for Morgan's friends, family, and fans following the crash that dramatically altered his life.
Earlier this year Morgan's attorney, Benedict Morelli said the comedian has been fighting to recover from the traumatic brain injury he suffered when a Wal-Mart truck slammed into the back of Morgan's limo van on the highway in New Jersey, though it is still uncertain if he will be "the Tracy Morgan he once was."
The ruling was a result of a motion submitted by the driver of the truck Kevin Roper, who was hoping to have the suit delayed until his own criminal case on the matter was resolved. Though Roper has not been named as a defendant in Morgan's case, his attorney David Glassman claimed the civil case could affect Roper's criminal case in a negative and unfair manner.
Attorneys on the other side, though, claimed that Wal-Mart was being strategic, working through Roper in order to stall Morgan's lawsuit so that they might void disclosing their safety practices. But now they're going to court either way.