Paul Walker's daughter settles wrongful death lawsuit with Porsche

Jenna Warner
October 26, 2017

Walker died in 2013 in a auto crash.

The 18-year-old began making her legal case against Porsche, who manufactured the vehicle Paul was in when the accident took place in 2015, claiming that he was trapped by a faulty seat belt.

Two months after Meadow filed her lawsuit, Porsche alleged that Walker knew "knowingly and voluntarily assumed all risks, perils and danger in respect to the use of the subject 2005 Carrera GT".

The wrongful death lawsuit, filed against Porsche in 2015, alleged that Walker would still be alive if the company had installed proper safety features in the auto.

United States media reports said that the suit alleged that Porsche knew the Carrera GT had a history of instability but failed to add a control system to correct the problem.

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Walker and Porsche reached a resolution on October 16, almost four years after the actor's death in November 2013.

Porsche has also settled a separate lawsuit filed by Paul Walker's father, Paul Walker III, who is the acting executor of his son's estate. They also claimed that the auto lacked safety features that are present in well-designed race cars even in Porsche's cheap vehicles.

"Absent these defects in the Porsche Carrera GT, Paul Walker would be alive today", the suit alleges. News state that Meadow, 18, and the German auto company have come to a settlement. The terms of the settlement are confidential, but the outlet reports that both parties have requested for a dismissal of the suit. Rodas' estate awarded the then 17-year-old £7.6 million.

In related news, years after Paul's death, his "Fast and Furious" co-star continues to remember him. "And we shouldn't be without Paul Walker or his friend, Roger Rodas", said Jeff Milam, the lawyer of Meadow Walker. "Through his estate, Mr. Rodas, the driver of the auto, took partial responsibility for the crash".

The Times has reached out to Meadow Walker's attorney for confirmation that a settlement was reached.

Other reports by Insurance News

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