A Miami woman has filed a civil lawsuit against suspended Super Bowl hero Plaxico Burress, alleging he is responsible for a May car crash that left her with neck and back injuries.

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."

Burress, who has a home in Lighthouse Point, pleaded not guilty earlier this month in a New York City court to illegal gun possession charges arising from a Nov. 29 incident at a nightclub in which he accidentally shot himself in the right thigh.

The attorney who has represented Burress on South Florida traffic citations, Adam Swickle, could not be reached for immediate comment Monday morning.