Miami Beach, Florida – Mario Reyes, 59, was killed Saturday while crossing the street when he was hit by a Bentley driven by NFL wide receiver, Donte Stallworth.
Initial reports indicate that Stallworth may have been driving while under the influence of alcohol at the time although blood alcohol test results have not yet been released.
Reyes was described by his brother-in-law, Francisco Fajardo as a family man who spent all of his free time with his wife of almost twenty years, Catalina and their fifteen year old daughter, Daniela.
Renier Calana, who worked with Reyes unloading cargo containers at the Port of Miami for Bernuth Agencies, a shipping company, told reporters that Reyes was going to the bus stop.
Stallworth signed a $35 million contract with the Cleveland Browns before last season and was scheduled to receive a $4,750,000 signing bonus on Friday.
While no amount of money can ever replace a husband or father, Florida’s wrongful death statute provides an avenue for Mr. Reyes’ family to recover monetary compensation which can help family members pay for the funereal and cope with the lost household income.
The Miami injury lawyers at our firm have extensive experience in handling wrongful death cases arising out of car/pedestrian accidents like this one. We have successfully recovered millions of dollars for Florida families who have lost a loved one because of negligence. Our highly trained team of lawyers, paralegals and investigators work with the top accident reconstruction and biomechanical engineers to maximize the compensation we obtain for our clients.
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