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Friday, August 04, 2006
Deer, Racetracks, and Torts
There is a very unfortunate story out of Road America, a racetrack located in Elkhart Wisconsin:
There are many ways that driver can get injured in an open-wheel racing car. A 100-mph collision with a deer isn't one that usually comes to mind.
Attorney John Powers has some interesting torts questions based on these facts:
1) Does a racetrack owe a duty to its drivers to keep the track in safe condition?
2) Is a deer running onto the track foreseeable?
3) How high are the fences?
4) How high can deer jump?
5) Do racetracks make drivers sign waivers?
-- Posted by Michael McCann @ Comments (1) -- Post a Comment 8/04/2006 04:48:00 PM --