NEW ORLEANS, April 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Legal-Bay LLC, The Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company which operates Lawsuitssettlementfunding.com, reported today that former New Orleans Saints lineman, Will Smith, was shot and killed Saturday following a car crash near the city's famed French Quarter.
According to an article in Reuters, "Smith, who was one of the National Football League's top defensive ends before his retirement in 2014, was traveling in a Mercedes in the city's Lower Garden District shortly before 11:30 p.m. CDT (0430 GMT) on Saturday when his car was rear-ended by a Hummer."
Following the crash, Smith had exchanged words with the driver of the Hummer who rammed into him, and then the driver "took out a handgun and shot him several times," according to a New Orleans Police Department spokesman. Smith's wife was also injured, however, other news sources indicate she was shot in the leg and her injuries are not life-threatening.
Suspect Cardell Hayes, 28, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder.
Police have said that at this time it is unknown if this was a case of road rage or if there was some other motive behind it. They are investigating as to whether or not Hayes and Smith knew each other prior to this incident.
According to the article in Reuters, "A man with the same name as Hayes sued the city of New Orleans over the police shooting of his mentally ill father in 2005, winning a settlement six years later.
Smith had dined on Saturday night with William Ceravolo, one of the police officers named in the federal lawsuit, police said. Whether that was a factor in the shooting was unclear."
The incident, which has made headlines, is the type that can cause devastation and affect many lives. Legal-Bay, a lawsuit cash advance firm, is reaffirming their dedication to assisting victims or their loved ones who have been involved in any type of accident that resulted in personal injury and/or wrongful death.
Chris Janish, CEO of Legal-Bay, commented on the tragic incident, "Accidents involving wrongful death are devastating, and can affect many lives. Victims, or their loved ones, who find themselves in similar situations are reminded that we are here to assist them with getting their lives back on track following such tragic instances."
Legal-Bay is dedicated to helping victims involved in all types of personal injury accidents, including car accidents, bus accidents, tractor trailer crashes, semi wrecks, public transportation accidents, as well as cases involving wrongful imprisonment, wrongful conviction, police brutality, prison injury, prison rape, sexual harassment, sexual abuse, and wrongful death with obtaining pre-settlement funding in order to help the individuals get their lives back on track. For more information on the cases that Legal-Bay funds, please visit the company's website at: http://lawsuitssettlementfunding.com
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