Words by Megan Ambers
Meadow Walker, the 18-year-old daughter of the Fast and Furious star Paul Walker has settled her wrongful death lawsuit against Porsche over the death of her father in 2013.
The only child of the late actor reached a resolution with the automobile manufacturer on October 16 for an undisclosed amount. Both parties agreed to request the dismissal of the wrongful death case as part of the resolution. In 2015, Walker sued Porsche after claiming that her father was trapped in his car by a faulty seatbelt and burned alive in his 2005 Porsche Carrera GT. The lawsuit claims that Porsche knew the Carrera GT had a history of “instability and control issues.” “The bottom line is that the Porsche Carrera GT is a dangerous car. It doesn’t belong on the street. And we shouldn’t be without Paul Walker or his friend, Roger Rodas,” said Jeff Milam, the lawyer of Meadow Walker. 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.” Paul Williams Walker III, Paul’s father also settled his own lawsuit against Porsche. Walker III, is the acting executor of his son’s estate.
Walker died in a car accident on November 30, 2013, when the Porsche that he was riding in crashed in Santa Clarita, California. The crash also killed the driver of the vehicle, Roger Rodas. Both Walker and Rodas were pronounced dead at the scene. Walker was 40 years old.