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.
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.