Mother and son the first to hire an attorney.
High-profile Orlando attorney Matt Morgan, of the Morgan & Morgan "For the People" firm founded by his parents that advertises for clients constantly, has been hired by a mother and her adult son who were injured in the Monday morning crash at Daytona International Speedway.
The two were sitting three rows up when NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Austin Dillon's Chevrolet was punted into the catch fence, shedding debris that went into the crowd. Thirteen people were injured; only one went to the hospital, and he was treated and released. Morgan's clients, from nearby St. Cloud, were also treated at the scene.
They said they were hit by a piece of metal, and possibly doused with a liquid. The son said he found a piece of metal in his tongue this morning.
"Due to the fact that they were three rows up directly aligned with the point of impact. it was just a frightening event that everybody is thankful that they made it out of alive and without loss of limb or some type of catastrophic injury," Morgan said at a news conference Tuesday. The mother and son were attending their first race.
There is no indication yet whether Morgan will sue, and if so, for what damages. The Speedway has declined to comment, its usual policy when legal action is threatened or filed.