More than a year after Plaxico Burress got on the losing end of a car accident lawsuit in 2008, he has now lost his driving privileges after he failed to pay the amount of monetary relief tendered in the said lawsuit.
Recent reports claimed that the Pittsburgh Steelers’ wide receiver’s lawyer dispatched a letter to Florida’s Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) to have the player’s driver’s license be suspended since he never paid his car accident victim with any single penny as compensation.
It could be remembered that Burress was sued by a woman named Alise Smith in 2008 after he allegedly rear ended her car with his Mercedez Benz. As a result of which, Smith reportedly suffered neck and back injuries.
Smith subsequently sued Burress for medical bills, lost wages and other damages. Fortunately for Smith, the jury ruled in her favor and awarded her with $125,000.00 plus interest which the football player failed to pay.
Therefore, ‘as requested,’ the DMV eventually suspends Burress’ driving privileges, and to regain it he must pay the tendered judgment.
Apparently, Burress will have some trouble getting to practice games, especially now that he has just signed a 1-year contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Obviously, he will need someone to drive for him unless he finally decided to pay his staggering legal due or challenge the DMV’s action, commented by a Los Angeles injury attorney.