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April 16, 2014

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Fans injured at NASCAR race explore legal options

ORLANDO, Fla. — Three fans injured last weekend during a NASCAR race the day before the Daytona 500 have hired a lawyer, but some experts say they could face tough obstacles in winning damages.

Matt Morgan, the lawyer for the fans, said Tuesday that his clients are exploring a possible lawsuit. He said any potential action would focus on the safety fence used on the track at Daytona International Speedway.

Morgan says he hopes something can be worked out with NASCAR to avoid a lawsuit.

Some experts say there could be grounds for a lawsuit, and that courts have looked past liability waivers written on the backs of sporting event tickets. Others maintain a ticket is a legal contract that could be hard to overcome in a suit.

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  1. The fans should know anything can happen at an event where cars are racing 200 MPH! Put the common knowledge of crashes being a common occurrence and I am not sure how the blood sucking lawyer thinks he has a case. I do feel for the fans injury, it was a sort of freak accident and no fault of drivers, or NASCAR or the Daytona Speedway. This is as bad as the lawyers trying to sue the school in CT where the kids got shot. Where does the madness end?