by Matt Snyder
Plaxico Burress is going to have quite a grasp on the inner workings of the legal system after these next few years. Not only is he facing a term behind bars for the whole "Harris Smith" debacle, now he's being sued for allegedly injuring a woman in a car accident back in May.
Alise Smith, 27, says the New York Giants wide receiver rear-ended her on Florida's Turnpike in Tamarac. Smith's lawsuit filed in Broward Circuit Court seeks more than $15,000 for medical bills, lost wages and damage to her car.
"Ms. Smith, who wearing a seatbelt, was rear-ended by Mr. Burress, who failed to maintain a safe braking distance, maintain a proper lookout or to exercise reasonable care," said Gregory Dell, Smith's attorney. "All of this was the cause of this accident and Ms. Smith's resulting injuries."
This is nothing compared to his New York trouble, actually. It sounds like he was simply an irresponsible driver, which puts him in the company of about, oh, 65 percent* of the licensed drivers in America. Furthermore, the 15 grand is small potatoes to Plax. I'm guessing if this is all she really wants that she has a legitimate complaint and he'll simply pay her off quite soon to get it out of the way.
*not a scientific study
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