One day after a horrific wreck at Daytona International Speedway left five fans injured, two have decided to hire an attorney in the Orlando area.
Matt Morgan, a well-known attorney in Florida, will represent a mother and son from St. Cloud who were injured three rows back from the accident. The son pulled a piece of metal from his tongue, according to a report from Michelle Dendy at WKMG in Orlando.
“Due to the fact that they were three rows up directly aligned with the point of impact,” Morgan said of his clients’ reasoning for potential claims. “It was just a frightening event that everybody is thankful that they made it out of alive and without loss of limb or some type of catastrophic injury.”
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Overall, 13 people were examined, eight of which declined treatment. Four were released from the infield care center and one was sent to a hospital. The victim that was treated at the hospital was released hours later.
Morgan also handled cases for victims in the Kyle Larson wreck in the 2013 Xfinity Series race at Daytona, reaching settlements for his 13 clients in May 2014. Neither of the victims represented by Morgan were carried to the hospital initially for their injuries.
“They were struck by a large piece of steel debris and various smaller objects,” Morgan said of his clients. “They were treated for their injuries in Daytona and are following up at their local hospital.”
The statute of limitation from the time of injury for a lawsuit in Florida is four years. The two victims have yet to announce whether or not they will press charges against NASCAR or DIS following the incident.
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