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    Health and Safety News

    Man claiming track negligence is to blame after a sprint car race accident

    By David Brown on July 17, 2014

    Man claiming track negligence is to blame after a sprint car race accident

    John Westbrook was involved in a sprint car race accident when his car left the track during a race at the Williams Grove Speedway. The call fell about 16 feet over a guardrail where it came down at the bottom of a drop-off.

    Westbrook was paralysed and is confined to a wheelchair. He has minimal movement in his arms whereby he can use a computer by typing with his knuckles. But he still needs a lot of help completing day-to-day tasks.

    Despite signing a waiver beforehand and knowing the risks, Westbrook’s attorney, David Inscho is arguing that the speedway was negligent for not having a catch fence or levelling the drop-off, which would have prevented Westbrook from the extent of his injuries.

    Forensic engineer Luka Serdar said he thought it “was unreasonable to have that drop-off unprotected”. Whilst medical and bioengineer Robert Nobilini testified that had there been a catch fence to prevent Westbrook from falling off the drop-off then his injuries wouldn’t have occurred or been as life limiting.

    With the drop-off being levelled or a catch fence in place, Westbrook would have had a much smaller fall meaning “the energy from such a drop would have been reduced significantly to the point where he wouldn’t have fractured his spine or had his spinal cord injury,” Nobilini said.

    Making a claim if you’ve been injured in a public place

    If you’ve been injured in a public place through no fault of your own in the last three years then you could be entitled to some compensation. Give the team at Accident Advice Helpline a call and find out if your claim is valid.

    Our team are expertly trained and will help guide you through our no-win-no-fee** claims process. Fill in the 30-second form on our homepage or call the team on 0800 689 0500 to see whether you can get the compensation you deserve.

    Source: Penn Live

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    Date Published: July 17, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Category: News

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