In October of last year, the daughter of the late Paul Walker settled a wrongful death lawsuit against Porsche. She claimed that the car he was driving was responsible for her father’s death.
Porsche settled with Meadow Walker and Paul Walker III, Paul’s father and executor of his estate in a different case.
On November 30, 2013, Roger Rodas and Paul Walker were driving in a Porsche Carrera GT when it crashed into a tree near a charity event in Santa Clarita, California and burst into flames. Both occupants of the vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene.
Meadow claimed the 605 horsepower engine and lack of safety features were the reason both the individuals perished in the crash. She says her father was trapped due to the safety belt design and actually struggled to get out of the seatbelt for a minute and twenty seconds, but was unsuccessful before the car burst into flames.
Porsche claimed that both occupants, “knowingly and voluntarily assumed all risk, perils and danger in respect to the use of the subject 2005 Carrera GT.”
Despite Porsche’s argument, they settled a confidential lawsuit with the late actor’s daughter and father.