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Mr. Class V.: Case Study
1. The facts that give rise to the lawsuit were that Mr. Class (The Plaintiff) who was a former football player at Towson University was severely injured. During a routine practice, the plaintiff collapsed on the field resulting in a heat stroke and liver failure. The plaintiff survived his life-threatening injuries by receiving a liver transplant and extensive rehabilitation. However, after the plaintiff’s successful recovery and rehabilitation, the plaintiff tried to reinstate into the Towson University’s football program. Unfortunately, he was denied based on the team’s physician stating that even though Mr. Class has recovered, he is still at great risk of falling victim of heat stroke; which could potentially lead to another catastrophic …show more content…
(#4-7) According to the case, the plaintiff should not be held as semi liable for his injuries while attending the Daytona International Speedway. My client should receive a decision in his favor because NASCAR and the Daytona International Speedway were and are negligent in how races are conducted, the design of the speedway, and the lack of safety barriers to protect spectators, such as my client, from being severely injured during an event. There were several issues that NASCAR and the Daytona International Speedway are responsible for that resulted in the traumatic injury my client sustained. According to my client the numerous problems that resulted in the plaintiff’s injuries are:

“pack racing” — or closely packed groups of vehicles — during NASCAR races. He asserts that contact between the vehicles is simply inevitable in “pack racing,” often resulting in a chain reaction of unpredictable collisions […] the speedway includes steep banks which make the racecars easier to handle, but which also makes it easier for drivers to reach maximum speeds and increases packing. He also claims that the installation of crossover gates at the speedway has decreased the structural integrity of the protective “catch fence” thereby increasing the risk of spectator injury. (Harris v NASCAR

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