The Daytona 500 is known as the opening race for the NASCAR season, located in Florida. While this is known to be an exciting event, with the capacity to hold close to 200,000 fans, Saturday's nationwide race resulted in the injury of 30 spectators who were sitting close to the race track. According to reports, there was a major wreck on the track and the accident resulted in a lot of debris being sent into the crowd including a tire as well as an engine from one of the cars. While the majority of the injuries were not serious, there were two victims who were sent to the hospital in critical condition; though they are stable now.
As a result of this accident, many people wonder as to whether or not there is a large possibility of personal injury lawsuits. Different attorney throughout the country shed light on the matter, addressing the very important fact that every ticket sold to a view has a detailed disclaimer on it. This disclaimer addresses every ticket holder claiming that upon purchasing the ticket they assume full liability for any injuries sustained at the track because they are aware of the dangers that are present. The owners of Daytona International Speedway and International Speedway Corporation do this as a means of protecting themselves from lawsuits.
One loophole that has been noticed; however, is the fact that despite the disclosed danger given in the disclaimer, the speedway could have done more to keep the people safe. For example, the track was well aware of the fact that the fans were sitting very close to the track itself, then perhaps they were negligent in not keeping the people further away. Also, the fence was designed to protect the people from incidents like this from occurring. If you are a victim of a wrongful injury for a sporting event, or in any other matter, consider contacting
Simmons, Morris & Carroll, LLC today for the Shreveport injury attorney you deserve to have on your side.