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Trauma at the Track

A bright, young IT specialist was video recording a high performance driving exercise at a Houston-area track. Suddenly, a car lost control, spun, and collided with a “protective” concrete barrier. Debris went flying, striking the young man in the head, causing him a traumatic brain injury. Mario de la Garza and Jesus Garcia proved that the barrier had been negligently designed, placed, built, and maintained. What’s more, they proved that a significant portion of the barrier had been compromised in a prior collision. Yet the track operator failed to repair it and failed to warn about this danger. After a hard-fought battle with significant legal obstacles, including a purported waiver, signed by the young man, Mr. de la Garza and Mr. Garcia obtained justice for their client, reaching a favorable confidential settlement with the track operator.