An Orlando, Fla.-based law firm has been hired to represent three of those injured in Saturday’s Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
Attorney Matt Morgan of Morgan & Morgan announced the hiring on Twitter Monday night. The tweet read:
BREAKING: My firm has been retained by three individuals who were injured at the NASCAR race this past weekend.
— Matt Morgan (@MattMorganESQ) February 26, 2013
Morgan told ESPN.com on Tuesday that no lawsuits have been filed, but he is gathering information for the individuals to “pursue their claim for damages against the entities responsible for the injuries.”
The entities could include Daytona International Speedway, the company that designed the catch fence, NASCAR, the car owner and others.
“At this time, we have no knowledge that any lawsuits have been filed. As per company policy, we do not comment on pending litigation.” DIS spokesman Andrew Booth said Tuesday afternoon.
“We’re in very preliminary stages to see what was done wrong and what could have been done to prevent this type of injury,” Morgan said. “I’ve done a preliminary investigation to see what has been done with the fencing in the past and the fencing now. As time goes on, I’ll have a better understanding of liability.”
At least 28 spectators were injured by debris from Kyle Larson’s car, owned by Turner Scott Motorsports, that went airborne into the frontstretch catch fence on the last lap. Two spectators initially were listed in critical condition, one life-threatening, at Halifax Health in Daytona Beach.
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