Paul Walker's Daughter Settles Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Four years after the horror crash which killed her father, Meadow Walker has settled a wrongful-death suit against Porsche.
Paul Walker was a passenger in the 2005 Carrera GT which was travelling at close to 150kmph when it hit a tree and burst into flames in Santa Clarita in 2013.
The Fast and Furious actor's daughter first brought the lawsuit against the maker of the sports car in 2015, alleging that Walker had survived the crash but died in the fire because he couldn't release his seatbelt to escape.
At the time, Porsche filed legal papers placing the blame back on Walker, stating that the "perils, risk and danger were open and obvious and known to him, and he chose to conduct himself in a manner so as to expose himself to such perils, dangers and risks, thus assuming all the risks involved in using the vehicle."
While the details of the settlement are to remain confidential, court documents obtained by The Blast reveal that the wrongful-death case will be dismissed.
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Meadow, now 18 years old, previously settled with the estate of the driver of the car, Roger Rodas, for AUD$13 million which, her lawyer explained, would be put aside for the teenager.
"The amount paid by the estate of Roger Rodas into a trust for Meadow Walker only covers a fraction of what her father would have earned as an international movie star had his life not tragically been cut short," Jeffrey Milam said in a statement.