January 25, 2012
A Broward County jury returned a verdict of $125,000 against New York Jets wide receiver Plaxico Burress on Thursday, December 8, 2011.The verdict came after a three-day trial in Broward County Circuit Court. The trial was the culmination of a civil lawsuit filed by Alise Smith, 30, alleging that Burress was responsible for a May, 2008 car crash that left her with permanent neck injuries.
In the complaint filed in the 17th Judicial Circuit Court in Broward County, Florida (case number 08-62103 (11)), Smith claimed that Burress rear-ended her near the toll plaza leading from Commercial Boulevard to Florida’s Turnpike in Tamarac. As a result of the accident, Smith sustained permanent disc herniations in her neck and was forced to undergo countless hours of chiropractic treatment. Smith’s doctors said that Smith may need neck surgery in the future. Smith testified that the accident has altered her life, causing her trouble with activities such as exercise, housework, sleep and her employment.
The jury found Burress liable for the accident and awarded Smith $125,000 for her damages, including her medical bills and pain and suffering. “This jury decided that Mr. Burress is responsible for my client’s permanent injuries,” said Smith’s attorney, Anthony Quackenbush of Dell and Schaefer PA. “Although nothing could ever make my client completely whole, the verdict goes a long way towards compensating my client for those injuries.”
Anthony Quackenbush is a Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Lawyer. He is a Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Attorney who handles car accident cases and others in Miami, West Palm Beach and throughout Florida. The website of this Fort Lauderdale Accident Lawyer can be found by clicking the above link, and Mr. Quackenbush can be contacted at 786-294-7711. More press releases from this Fort Lauderdale Accident Attorney can be found by clicking the above link.
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