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Lawyer for injured Daytona Speedway fans sees settlement

Published on Feb 28, 2013 6:03 AM
 

ORLANDO, Florida (REUTERS) - Some of the Nascar fans hurt by flying debris from a 10-car crash at the Daytona International Speedway have retained a lawyer, who said on Wednesday he expects their claims to be settled out of court.

Based on Nascar history, Mr Matt Morgan, of the Orlando personal injury firm Morgan & Morgan, said "a lot of times they resolve these claims without having to go through litigation. So hopefully we can come to an amicable resolution on the value of these claims and move on". Morgan represents three of the several dozen people injured on Saturday after a wreck on the last lap of the Nationwide Series race sent a tire and debris over and through a safety fence intended to protect fans in the stands.

More than 30 spectators were injured, including at least 19 who required hospital treatment.

Nascar spokesman David Higdon said that, while the racing group does not discuss pending or potential litigation, "we'll likely provide an update on our next steps at our next race, which is this weekend in Phoenix".

 
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