Ex-Miami Beach cop Derick Kuilan has hit the fallout trifecta after taking a drunk joyride on an ATV and hitting two citizens: he's been fired, he's been arrested, and now he's being sued.
Victim Kitzie Nicanor is still in the hospital with a severe brain injury and may need medical care for the rest of her life. Her attorneys have announced that they will sue Kuilan, the Clevelander, and eventually the Miami Beach Police Department to cover her medical expenses.
Nicanor was visiting her parents in Miami earlier this month when she went for a walk on the beach in the early hours of the day with her friend Luis Altamonte.
Meanwhile, Kuilan and another uniformed, on-duty Miami Beach police officer had been drinking at the Clevelander. The suit claims that the hotel may have had a habit of serving alcohol to on-duty officers.
An intoxicated Kuilan decided it would be a good idea to go for a joyride on his police-issued ATV with a woman he met at the bar, and then hit both Nicanor and Altamonte.
Weeks later Nicanor, a mother of a one-year-old boy, remains in the hospital. She suffered brain injuries, a perforated heart, a broken femur and a spleen injury that caused the organ to be removed.
"I wake up every day crying because I can't see my son while they are out having a good time because they have bail," Nicanor, who just regained her memory, told CBS4.
Nicanor, represented by the Toral Garcia Battista law firm, will now file a multi-million dollar lawsuit against Kuilan and the Clevelander according to Local 10.
She "will need around-the-clock medical attention for the rest of her life," according to the suit.
The Miami Beach Police Department will also be sued following a six-month waiting period.
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