By AMANDA VINCENT
Two of the fans injured in the grandstands at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway early Monday morning when the No. 3 Richard Childress Chevrolet of Austin Dillon got airborne, flipped several times and damaged the track’s frontstretch catch fence before coming to rest on its roof at the finish of the Coke Zero 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race have retained legal representation.
Attorney Matt Morgan of Orlando, Fla., based Morgan & Morgan confirmed on Tuesday that he has been hired by two fans in attendance at Daytona who were injured by debris from Dillon’s car. After the race, 13 fans were received attention. eight of those refused treatment, four were treated at the track’s infield care center, and one was transported to a local hospital and was treated and released. It’s unknown which two fans have hired Morgan.
“I have been retained by two individuals who were sitting three rows up from the point of impact at the Daytona Coke Zero 400 crash,” Morgan said, according to a report from ESPN.com. “They were struck by a large piece of steel debris and various small objects. They were treated for their injuries in Daytona and are following up at their local hospital.”
Morgan & Morgan has represented fans injured at DIS before. The firm reached settlements for 13 fans injured during a last-lap crash that involved Kyle Larson in the 2013 February NASCAR Nationwide (now-Xfinity) Series race there. Morgan & Morgan currently is trying to work out a settlement for an additional fan from that incident.
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