Jerome Barson died after the car he was traveling in hit Williams’ vehicle at an intersection in Palm Beach Gardens on June 9.
His wife Linda - who was driving the car - suffered several broken bones.
A police report initially blamed Williams for the accident, but
subsequently released CCTV footage appeared to show that the Wimbledon
finalist entered the intersection legally before being held up in the
middle of the road due to another car blocking the way.
Documents obtained by the Daily Mail earlier this week show that Williams is contesting the case.
Not only does she deny causing the crash, but she is also blaming
both passengers' injuries on their own negligence for failing to wear
their seat belts.
The Barsons are also being accused of failing to adequately maintain and repair their vehicle.
Williams and her legal team are demanding that the estate hand over
all autopsy reports, the death certificate, copies of marriage
certificates, tax returns for past five years, life insurance policies
and health insurance policies.
Furthermore, they are requesting copies of any photos pertaining to
the accident, as well as Mr Barson's medical records for the past five
years, all degrees and diplomas, as well as a list of available tissue,
blood or fluid samples from the autopsy.
Mrs Barson's legal representatives have also requested extensive
records, including security camera footage of the crash, her phone
records, and her driving record for the past seven years.
The Daily Mail reports that Williams has opposed the Barsons' notice of production for her phone records.
"If Venus isn't guilty and she was driving with all due care and
attention then why wouldn't she hand over those records?" a source with
knowledge of the suit told the newspaper.
"If she was distracted by her
phone at the time of the accident then negligence becomes an issue - and
suddenly things could get a whole lot worse for her."
Police do not believe any drugs or alcohol was involved, nor do they
believe anyone was distracted, but the matter remains under
investigation by the authorities.
So far no one has been charged with any crime.