To many, a lightning strike is an act of God. So when it comes to who should bear liability for someone killed or injured in a lightning strike, many believe that no one is responsible.

But the law might be different.

Whether Pocono Raceway or NASCAR will face legal challenges after one fan was killed and nine others injured following last week’s Pennsylvania 400 remains to be seen. It’s certainly possible, although the chance of a victim winning a lawsuit based on negligence is uncertain.