Kentucky Driving School Student Dies in Raceway Crash

October 3, 2014

A young man was killed after crashing at a Kentucky raceway while taking a few laps in a dream car. According to a recent report, the man died after he sustained severe injuries following his crash at the driving school. The raceway provides individuals the opportunity to pay to experience a day of racecar driving.

speedo-1013020-m.jpgApparently, individuals can pay the company to drive NASCAR-like cars around a race track. The price ranges anywhere from $169.00 up to $1,099, depending on the package the individual would like. The company requires that those racing must have their own insurance and are liable for any damage done to the cars.

Unfortunately, the driver was on his third lap when the accident occurred. He was rushed to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he died. The company contends that this is the first fatality to occur at its premises, and the state police are not currently investigating the crash because it occurred at a private race track. The case is still being investigated by the race track.

Kentucky Premises Liability
When an individual is injured at a location because of faulty or negligent maintenance, it is important to determine whether the owner is liable under premises liability law. In Kentucky, an individual who owns property has to maintain it and guarantee a safe atmosphere for guests and paying individuals.

Some common premises liability cases arise from accidents such as:

  • Trip and fall situations;
  • Slip and fall accidents;
  • Amusement park accidents; and
  • Security negligence

It is important to determine whether an owner maintained its property to ensure the safety of others. If a property owner has not properly ensured the safety of others, it may be liable under premises liability law.

Liability Waivers
It is important to contact an attorney because in many situations, similar to the one above, people sign waivers before engaging in dangerous activities. These agreements generally allow the business owner to disclaim any responsibility for damages or injury done to the client at its premises.

Many times, however, these waivers are ambiguous, so the clients are unsure of what they are signing. Furthermore, some business owners even attempt to limit their responsibility by asserting that they are not liable for gross negligence. It is crucial to have an attorney review these types of waivers to determine whether they are valid. Also, in other states issues may arise with spouses or parents signing a waiver on behalf of their spouse or children.

Kentucky waivers are generally strictly adhered to, so it is important to contact an attorney to determine whether the agreement is valid.

Have You Been Injured Because of the Negligence of a Property Owner?

You may be able to bring a premises liability lawsuit against a building or property owner if you have been injured at its premises because of its negligence. It is important that you contact a trained and dedicated attorney to assist you in developing and preparing your case. Please contact one of our attorneys at 502-583-2300 to set up a free initial consultation. You may be eligible for monetary compensation for your past medical bills, recurring medical expenses, and pain and suffering you endured because of the accident. We are here to assist you, so please contact us today.

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