By Mike Larson, Crain News Service
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 28, 2013) — Some NASCAR fans are lawyering up, and that's not making others very happy.
On Feb. 25 it was reported that at least three of the 28 people injured in the Feb. 23 crash during the NASCAR Nationwide race at Daytona Beach had retained Orlando, Fla.-based attorney, Matt Morgan. In a news conference, Mr. Morgan said his clients may sue, but that he hopes to reach a settlement with NASCAR.
It's worth noting that as of Feb. 27, no lawsuits have been filed in the matter, but the fact that the fans are considering legal action is enough to draw ire from a large group of NASCAR followers on Twitter.
Many are outraged that fans would seek legal action, when, to them, the risks of attending a NASCAR race seem obvious. Some fans even cited the disclaimers written on the backs of NASCAR tickets, which clearly warns buyers of potential dangers and informs them that by redeeming the ticket, they are waiving any personal injury liability.
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This report appeared in Autoweek magazine, a Detroit-based sister publication of Tire Business.