Colin OMalley of GWC Injury Lawyers has filed a lawsuit alleging that on August 8, 2010, drag racer, Barbara Nesbitt, was severely injured at the second annual NMCA All-Stars Nationals in Concord, North Carolina. While racing, a part of her driveline failed causing the drive shaft to enter the drivers compartment. It is alleged the drive shaft struck Ms. Nesbitt, shattering her elbow as she reached to deploy her parachute after the pass. In addition to the extensive damage to her right elbow, Ms. Nesbitt also endured several broken ribs, broken fingers, bruised lung, laceration to her liver, and contusions stretching across her entire body from her collarbone to her knees.
Mr. OMalley believes this drive shaft failure and subsequent injury is not the first incident of its type in this caliber of racecars. Other racers have also experienced similar failures, prompting the question of whether further safety protocols should be addressed to prevent future accidents from taking place. Mr. OMalley has named National Muscle Car Association, Promedia, LLC, Skinny Kid Race Cars, LLC, National Hot Rod Association, and Ted Peters, as defendants.
GWC has obtained record verdicts and settlements throughout the state of Illinois. GWC is a Chicago-based firm of trial lawyers that represent injured people in many different kinds of cases.