A wrongful death lawsuit is being waged against several responsible parties whose contributing negligence may have caused the auto accident that killed the Thomasville woman, Talia Oxendine. Two years ago, Oxendine was involved in a fatal
car accident when she was driving south on Westchester Drive. A car pulled out from a conjoining parking lot and struck the side of her van, projecting her out of the vehicle and into the road, causing her to sustain fatal injuries. Since the accident—which occurred on June 30, 2010—Oxendine's family has decided to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver and the Sharpe Bros.
The lawsuit alleges that the driver, Dainese Kennedy Hazzard, "failed to apply her brakes to avoid hitting Oxendine's vehicle, [and] did not sound the horn to warn the deceased that she was about to proceed over and upon the path of Oxendine's vehicle." Also being held accountable for the accident is Sharpe Bros., an asphalt paving and underground utilities contractor, who had put up a temporary lane closure sign on the road on which Oxendine was killed. According to the lawsuit, the sign was negligently placed and was obstructed from view for many of the vehicles entering and exiting the road, as it was "constructed of inadequate materials and was placed too close to the ground."
The estate of Talia Oxendine is asking for $10,000 in compensation for her wrongful death, and hopes to hold all negligent contributors responsible for the accident. If you have suffered through the loss of an unwarranted death of a loved one, you too have the right to pursue compensation. In Oxendine's case, it was a negligently caused auto accident that took her life, but if a loved one has suffered a wrongful death under any circumstances that were caused by the carelessness or negligent behavior of someone else, it is your responsibility to seek justice. At the Whitley Law Firm, a qualified attorney can help you through every step of the way.