Football Star Must Disclose Finances in Florida Personal Injury Lawsuit

by Carmen Dellutri on May 4, 2012

cape Coral accident attorneyA Florida judge has ordered NFL player Plaxico Burress to disclose his personal finances as part of a pending Florida personal injury lawsuit. As we previously reported on this blog, the lawsuit resulted from a 2008 car accident involving Burress.

According to the Sun Sentinel, the accident occurred near a Florida Turnpike toll plaza in Tamarac. Burress was behind the wheel of his Mercedes-Benz when he rear-ended Alise Smith’s 1997 Ford Probe. He was also driving without insurance, as the insurance on Burress’ car had been terminated three days before the accident.

Following the accident, Smith, then 27, filed suit in Broward County, seeking compensation for injuries she suffered to her back and neck as a result of the crash. A Florida jury found Burress liable for the accident, and a judge awarded Smith $125,000 plus interest

Broward Circuit Judge Richard Eade most recently instructed Burress to fill out a financial disclosure form by mid-May, detailing his income, real estate holdings and bank accounts. To date, Burress has made no effort to pay Smith, according to her attorney.

Burress, who played for the New York Jets last season, is currently a free agent. His one-year deal with the Jets was valued at $3 million and followed 20 months in prison on a gun charge after accidentally shooting himself in the leg.

The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If your child or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Cape Coral car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced Cape Coral injury attorneys for a free consultation. 

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