Paul Walkers daughter settles lawsuit with Porsche
Oct 26 2017
Meadow Walker alleged the vehicle manufacture company was responsible for the wrongful death of her actor father, who died while riding in the passenger seat of a Porsche in 2013.
Meadow sued the auto company in 2015 claiming her father initially survived the high-speed crash while he was a passenger in the Carrera GT, but was unable to escape the wreckage after being trapped by the seat belt, and was burned alive.
Paul Walker's 18-year-old daughter Meadow has settled her lawsuit with Porsche two years after her late father's death, ABC News reports.
The wrongful death lawsuit, filed against Porsche in 2015, alleged that Walker would still be alive if the company had installed proper safety features inside the auto. They also alleged that Walker knew the vehicle he was getting in, and knew the risks of riding at high speeds. The details of the settlement are confidential, but both Walker's daughter and the carmaker have asked to have the wrongful death case against Porsche dismissed. The Blast's documents also stated that Paul Walker's father settled a separate lawsuit against Porsche.
Court documents from the first hearing show that Meadow's lawyer, Jeff Milam, stated that even though Porsche knew "that the Carrera GT had a history of instability and control issues", they "failed to install its electronic stability control system", which they say is "specifically created to protect against the swerving actions inherent in hyper-sensitive vehicles of this type".
"Absent these defects in the Porsche Carrera GT, Paul Walker would be alive today", the suit alleges.
Meadow was given $10.1 million from Rodas' estate after a settlement in April 2015 was reached.
In related news, years after Paul's death, his "Fast and Furious" co-star continues to remember him.
Both he and the driver, Roger Bodas, died within seconds.
At the time, Meadow Walker's attorney, Jeff Milam, told People magazine that the amount "only covers a fraction of what her father would have earned as an worldwide movie star had his life not tragically been cut short".