Paul Walker’s Daughter Settles Lawsuit
Paul Walker’s daughter, Meadow Walker, has settled a wrongful death lawsuit with Porsche regarding her father’s 2013 fatal accident.
The 18-year-old’s lawsuit alleged that her father would still be alive if Porsche had installed proper safety features in the car.
Paul Walker and his friend, Roger Rodas, were both killed when Rodas lost control of the Porsche Carrera GT the two were travelling in. The car crashed into a concrete lamp post and two trees before becoming engulfed in flames.
Meadow Walker’s lawsuit alleged that a defective seat belt prevented her father from escaping the vehicle before it caught on fire, and that he was burned alive as a result.
The lawsuit also alleged that Porsche knew the Carrera GT had a history of “instability and control issues”, but did not put any safety measures in place to address these issues.
The terms of the settlement are confidential, and both parties have now requested a dismissal of the suit.
Paul Walker’s father, Paul Walker III, recently settled a separate lawsuit with the German car manufacturer.
The Walker family also received a settlement in 2014 from Roger Rodas’s estate, after a court found that he was partly to blame for the accident, as he was speeding at the time.
Image: Paul and Meadow Walker [online image] (2013) sourced on 25 October 2017 from http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/04/08/13/32F870CA00000578-3529978-image-a-102_1460119638964.jpg