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Race Track Liability

Class ActionMotorsports is extremely popular in Southern Illinois. Reed, Armstrong has represented a variety of racing venues from simple county dirt tracks to NASCAR racing ovals. Motorsports claims can feature a multitude of possible injuries from bystanders being struck by airborne objects to personal protective equipment for racers and inspection of racing vehicles. Because of the high speeds involved in motorsport activities, significant bodily injury and death claims are not uncommon. Reed, Armstrong has successfully defended release language in the Appellate Court to bar negligence claims against racetrack owners, sponsors and operators.

Representative Cases:
•  Defend dragster rollover-de-gloving injury to driver. Rain on track alleged.
•  Defense verdict in skull fracture/brain injury resulting from wheel becoming airborne on racetrack.
•  Obtained summary judgment on negligence claim in rollover/death case to racing passenger.
•  Obtained summary judgment in negligence claim against individual who was struck by vehicle on track.

Illinois is also a major state for horse ownership and equine activities. Reed, Armstrong has successfully defended fair associations and private individuals against claims under the Equine Liability Act including a defense verdict in a case under the Equine Liability Act featuring spinal fracture.

The following links detail additional trial results and dispositive rulings:

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