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NASCAR fans to sue after being hit by debris at Daytona

Updated Feb. 27, 2013 at 11:56 AM
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Two fans that were injured by debris during a NASCAR race on Saturday have retained legal representation.

According to My Fox Orlando, Matt Morgan of the Morgan and Morgan law firm was confirmed as the plaintiffs' attorney.

The Daytona 500 ran as scheduled Sunday after 28 spectators were injured when a race car broke apart on the track after a 13-car wreck sent debris flying into the stands at the Daytona International Speedway.

Some spectators have questioned if there are grounds to sue, arguing attendees assume responsibility knowing how dangerous car races can be, Fox noted. In fact, many fans who were sitting in the stands that got splashed with debris returned to their seats for the Sunday race.

According to Fox even event tickets contain a disclaimer in the back stating, "The holder of this ticket expressly assumes all risk incident to the event."

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Spectators duck and shield themselves from debris from Kyle Larson's #32 Clorox Chevrolet as it disintegrates from a wreck on the way to the finish line on the final lap of the NASCAR Nationwide Series DRIVE4COPD 300 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida February 23, 2013. Spectators were injured in the stands. UPI/Mark WallheiserJustin Allgaier (31) rides atop Reed Sorenson (52) during a multi car wreck in turn four during the running of the NASCAR Nationwide series DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida on February 25, 2012. UPI/Malcolm Hope
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