The daughter of the late movie star Paul Walker has settled the wrongful death lawsuit she filed against Porsche two years ago. In the lawsuit, Meadow Walker claimed that her father died in the crash due to the car company’s failure to install the required safety measures into the car Paul was riding in.
In the Lawsuit
Meadow’s argued that the Porsche brand, Carrera GT that her father died in had a history with stability issues. She also claimed that Paul could be alive had it not for the faulty safety belt that trapped him in the car leading to him burning alive.
According to Blast, Meadow Walker and Porsche settled the case down for an undisclosed amount. The details remain confidential to the two parties. Paul’s father, Paul Walker III, who also sued the Germany based company also settled his lawsuit with Porsche on even undisclosed terms.
Walker, 40 at the time, died on 30th of November 2013 when the Carrera GT he was riding in crashed into a concrete pole and burst into flames in Santa Clarita, California. Him and his driver, Roger Rodas died at the scene. Reports showed that the car was racing at between 80-93mph on a 45mph road at the time of the crash.
The new reports show that both parties want the court to dismiss the wrongful death suit. Porsche at first defiled the lawsuit and filed a court case of their own. In the lawsuit, Porsche claimed that “The perils, risk, and danger were open and obvious and known to him (Paul Walker), 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.”
Porsche further claimed that the Carrera GT Paul was riding in had been changed and misused, and also mismanaged.
Last year, the Roger Rodas estate paid $10.1 million to Meadow Rain, an amount that her lawyer termed as just a fraction of what the late star would have earned had he been alive. Apparently, the lawyer was right, when he died, Paul Walker was in the process of filming the furious 7; a blockbuster that grossed a total of $1.56 billion at the box office.
According to Paul’s legal Will obtained by The People, the movie star left his $25 million worth of estate to his daughter, whose mother is Paul’s ex. Rebecca Soteros.