Meadow Walker has been fighting for two years to settle wrongful death lawsuit for her late father. The passing of actor Paul Walker was first seen as an accident. However, Meadow wanted to make it clear that Porsche and their cars are responsible for this double crime. The late actor could have survived the crash if it weren’t for the Porsche seat belt design.
Meadow Walker Won the Case against Porsche at the Beginning of October
According to official documents, Meadow Walker and Porsche reached settlement at the beginning of October. However, their agreement was kept confidential.
Porsche was the defendant in another case related to the death of actor Paul Walker. The star’s father, Paul Walker III, who is also the acting executor of his son’s estate, is the one who opened this second lawsuit.
Paul Walker was 40 years old when he drove on his last road in life. He was in the passenger seat of a Porsche Carrera GT when he crashed into a tree. The tragedy took place near a charity event in Santa Clarita, California, on November 30, 2013. The vehicle caught fire with both driver Roger Rodas and Paul Walker inside.
The two persons were declared dead at the scene. Two years after the tragedy, Meadow Walker filed a lawsuit against Porsche. She claimed that it was the 605-horsepower engine and seatbelt design that put the life of her father in jeopardy.
The Late Actor Paul Walker Survived the Crash Yet Couldn’t Escape from Damaged Car
The lawsuit, later on, revealed that the late actor was alive after the crash. In fact, he continued to breathe for 1 minute and 20 seconds. It was the flames that led to the death of the performer.
The seatbelt impaired Paul Walker from escaping the death trap while the excessively powerful engine caused the crash in the first place. Meadow’s lawyer, Jeff Milam, claimed that Porsche Carrera GT should be cataloged as a dangerous machine to anyone.
“The bottom line is that the Porsche Carrera GT is a dangerous car. It doesn’t belong on the street.”
Porsche’s defense claimed that Paul Walker was fully aware of the risks he took whenever he drove his 2005 Carrera GT. Nonetheless, the court rendered this statement void and settled the lawsuit for $10.1 million in favor of Meadow.
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