Daytona: Injured Fans Plan to Sue the Speedway

On the final lap of Saturday’s DRIVE4COPD 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race, a huge wreck sent Kyle Larson flying into the catch fence on the front stretch as the field took the checkered flag. Larson’s engine and front tires were sent through the fence and the tires sent flying into the grandstands injury 30+ spectators.

Feb 23, 2013; Daytona Beach, FL, USA; NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Kyle Larson (32) crashes with Brad Keselowski (22) , Brian Scott (2) and Justin Allgaier (31) on the last lap of the DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Jones-USA TODAY Sports

Now, three of those injured spectators are planning to file a lawsuit against Daytona International Speedway.

The three spectators have met and signed a contract to be represented by Morgan and Morgan which is a personal injury law firm.

The firm’s founder John Morgan has also confirmed that four more fans that were injured on Saturday have made appointments to meet with his firm.

Of the three that have already signed with his firm, one is suffering from head injuries while another has a broken leg. There is no report on the injuries of the third and the potential four other client’s injuries, other than they are not life threatening.

The lawsuit will be focusing on “assumption of risk” when someone attends a sporting event, whether it’s a race at the Speedway or a basketball game with players driving toward the hoop, said Morgan of Ponce Inlet, whose firm has offices in four states (Source: Daytona Beach News Journal).

The race winner, Tony Stewart, has made some time to go and visit the fans who were in the hospital because of their injuries. Rick Hendrick has announced that he would love to help NASCAR and the tracks develop a new safety policy for their fencing, etc. to keep fans safe.

Topics: Daytona International Speedway, DRIVE4COPD 300, NASCAR, Nationwide Series

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  • http://twitter.com/ProGolfNow Pro Golf Now

    John Morgan is the top dawg ambulance chaser in the Orlando area, and it doesn’t surprise me in the least that he was the first to file a suit. He tried his best to get involved with the Casey Anthony suit. If you are mere mortal, and call there, they don’t want to talk to you.

  • Shawn Price

    They should read the back of the ticke it has a warning on it, this will never hold up in court.

  • http://www.facebook.com/randy.knott1 Randy Knott

    Are you kidding me! Most rednecks would just be upset caused they spilled their beer. Its NASCAR its dangerous. Bobby Allison tore a whole section of the fence down at Talledega back when they were really racing. Rednecks don’t sue especially their favorite sport, they have battle scars they can brag on for years to come like I lost this tooth at Daytona when that car come thru the fence or this big scar on my ribcage is from a shock absorber off of Earnhardts car! Sue the sport or the track, give me a break!

    • Bryant Douglass

      They are sueing the track. It’s kinda stated in the article there.

  • Hkinsey3

    The only way to keep the fans safe is to put the fence in Tampa. As far as the lawyers….well no one is safe as long as there are lawyers.