There is such a thing as "bad public relations." We aren't fully sure Walmart understands this, considering that the retail giant is now blaming the injuries comedian Tracy Morgan suffered after his limo bus was hit by one of the company's trucks on his failure to wear a seatbelt, rather than, you know, getting hit by an allegedly speeding semi being driven by an, again allegedly, sleep-deprived, over-worked trucker.

According to recently released documents, Walmart claimed Morgan's injuries "were caused, in whole or in part, by plaintiffs' failure to properly wear an appropriate available seatbelt restraint device," and that the bus' passengers shouldn't be rewarded with damages because they "failed to mitigate their losses." The 45-year-old and others injured in the crash are suing Walmart in federal court following the June crash that left him severely injured and his friend, 62-year-old James "Jimmy Mac" MacNair, dead.

"Walmart filed its official response to the plaintiffs' lawsuit earlier today, and the company continues to stand willing to work with Mr. Morgan and the other plaintiffs to resolve this matter," spokesman Brooke Buchanan said in a statement, according to The Detroit Free Press.


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