Paul Walker's Daughter Settles Wrongful Death Lawsuit With Porsche


Paul Walker's Daughter Settles Wrongful Death Lawsuit With Porsche


According to court docs, Meadow Walker and the German car company resolved the lawsuit on Monday, October 16, though the terms of the settlement are confidential.
It's been almost four years since the passing of Paul Walker. The "Fast and Furious" actor's daughter Meadow Walker has settled her wrongful death lawsuit against Porsche, which was previously accused of being responsible of Paul's death.

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, 18-year-old Meadow and the German car company resolved the lawsuit on Monday, October 16. While the terms of the settlement are confidential, the documents stated that a settlement had been reached with both parties requesting for a dismissal of the suit.

The docs also stated that Paul's father settled a separate lawsuit against Porsche. Attorneys for both Walkers and the company haven't yet responded to the report.

Back in 2015, Meadow filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Porsche, claiming that her father, who died after his Porsche Carrera GT crashed and was burnt in flames in Santa Clarita, California, initially survived the 2013 accident for a full minute and 20 seconds.

However, Paul, who was 40-year-old when the crash occurred, allegedly was unable to escape after being trapped by the seat belt and later burnt alive. The suit further claimed that the seat belt "snapped Walker's torso back with thousands of pounds of force, thereby breaking his ribs and pelvis." Both Paul and the driver, Roger Rodas, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Law enforcement ruled the cause of the incident was due to speeding at rates between 80 and 93 MPH. However, the lawsuit alleged that Rodas went between 63 and 71 MPH before losing control.

"The bottom line is that the Porsche Carrera GT is a dangerous car. It doesn't belong on the street. And we shouldn't be without Paul Walker or his friend, Roger Rodas," Meadow's lawyer Jeff Milam said at the time.

In response to the suit, Porsche alleged that Paul "knowingly and voluntarily assumed all risk, perils and danger in respect to the use of the subject 2005 Carrera GT." In the original filing, Porsche stated that the abuse, alteration and misuse of the 2005 Carrera GT "caused or contributed to the incident and to Mr. Walker's death."

Meadow previously was awarded $10.1 million by the estate of Rodas in 2016.


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