The heartbreaking death of Diesha Williams from Elizabeth City, NC and her unborn child highlights how an apparent failure to stop at a stop sign can have devastating and tragic effects.
Recently we noted how Ms. Williams was killed in Chesapeake at the intersection of Route 17 and Cornland Road.
The death was recently in the news when her 17-year-old daughter told WAVY 10 that her mother was expecting a girl. WAVY reported how Rachel Reddick said the baby sister she never met was going to be named Paris. Reddick’s mother, 38-year-old Diesha Williams, was expected to deliver her soon.
Tragically Williams died just four days before the baby shower. According to WAVY, a pickup truck was headed north on Route 17 and was at the intersection of Cornland Road when the crash occurred. Police officers said an “SUV didn’t stop at the stop sign and clipped the back of the truck.” Investigators said the truck spun out and then the car Williams was riding in hit the SUV.
Reddick described her mother as a caring woman who “cared for her family, friends, and clients at the hair salon where she worked. She did Reddick’s hair for prom. Reddick has a 14-year-old brother and a 19-year-old sister.
The report said the driver of the SUV was served a summons for failure to yield right of way. The accident remains under investigation by police.
As personal injury lawyers who work with clients in Hampton Roads and North Carolina, we see many accidents caused by failures to stop at stop signs or red light runners. One rash moment or lapse of concentration can lead to a terrible accident.
It’s always a shock to a family when a life is lost. In this case a young family lost two lives. If you have lost a family member or spouse in an accident that was preventable, you have a right to seek compensation for your loss with the driver who caused an accident. While nothing can bring your loved one back, a wrongful death lawsuit filed against the at-fault driver’s insurance policy can help you provide for your family’s future and cope with the financial hardships that a death has left behind. A personal injury lawyer will take over all of the difficult negotiations with the insurance company at a stressful time in your life. Unborn children also now have rights to have legal actions brought on their behalf under a recently enacted law in Virginia.
A wrongful death lawsuit can cover medical expenses, funeral expenses, the loss of the deceased’s projected future income, health insurance and other benefits and projected future financial contributions that you might have expected to receive had it not been for the accident.
For more information see these details from our Virginia and North Carolina wrongful death lawyers. Last year we represented the family of a man who was killed by a box truck in Hampton Roads. Although all cases are different and we cannot guarantee the same result in any given case, we secured a settlement of $1.5 million. Call Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers today for a free and confidential consultation at 757.455.0077.