Wrongful Death Car Accident

Venus Williams Should Expect to be Served Per Widow’s Attorney

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Will Venus Williams be found liable in a fatal car crash that claimed a man’s life?

Venus Williams, regarded as one of the all-time best professional women’s tennis players in America is no stranger to the Grand Slam on the court –and on the road.

Williams was involved in a two-car California car accident that sent an elderly man to the hospital with head trauma and after two weeks in ICU he died of his injuries. His wife, who was the driver of the other car, was also taken to the hospital with broken bones and other injuries but survived.

The widow’s attorney stated he intends to file suit against Williams for damages related to the accident. The action may be for allegedly negligently causing personal injury to the woman and the wrongful death of her husband. He is reportedly taking action to preserve and access key video and other evidence related to the accident, which is an important reason why all accident victims should get an experienced personal injury attorney on their side as soon as possible after an accident.

Williams claimed it was “an unfortunate accident” but a police report allegedly found that she was “at fault for violating the right of way of [the other driver]”. When Williams’ SUV “suddenly darted into the intersection “and failed to clear it as the other driver was approaching, the woman’s car “T-boned” the SUV.

If someone is found liable for negligently, recklessly, or intentionally causing the injury or death of someone else, the victim may be entitled to compensatory damages for medical expenses, anticipated future medical costs, property damage, lost income and future lost income, pain and suffering, and more, in a personal injury lawsuit. In addition, when the victim dies as a result of the injuries sustained in the accident, certain close surviving relatives may be entitled to recover damages in a wrongful death lawsuit. Depending on the relationship to the victim and the particular circumstances of the case, damages may include the final medical expenses and funeral costs for the victim, the amount of financial support the victim would’ve provided, loss of care and companionship, and more. A skilled wrongful death attorney can help determine if grounds for a lawsuit exist.

If you or a loved one has been injured, or a loved one has been killed, as the result of the negligence of someone else, the personal injury and wrongful death attorneys at J&Y Law Firm can help. While we can’t undo the accident, we can take action to obtain compensation to help relieve your financial burden so you can focus on healing. Contact us today for a free consultation. With our headquarters in Los Angeles and 21 locations throughout northern and southern California, experienced and compassionate legal help is nearby.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.