Two people injured in last weekend’s crash at the Daytona Motor Speedway have retained counsel.
The law firm of Morgan and Morgan has confirmed that they are representing two of the people involved, though they have not yet filed a lawsuit, reports WOFL-Orlando. The two were injured — along with several others — when a crash during a race sent debris flying into the stands. In all, 30 people reported being hurt by the debris in Saturday’s race.
Some argue that spectators at races assume the risk of injury by attending such an event. The tickets even say that they do. But not everyone is sure of that.
A legal analyst for WOFL said, “Now, will the race track have a legitimate argument that people there assume some level of risk of injury? Perhaps. But I think they also have to agree that the fencing that’s up is there for a reason, and they’d expect that that fence would withstand tires being blown through it. So, I think the fact there was a breach, in fact, in their ‘security,’ certainly could open them up to a lawsuit.”
In the end, if it goes to court, a jury will end up making the decision about who — from the fans, to the driver to the raceway to NASCAR itself — is responsible for the injuries and who has to pay.